Fish in Pint Jars

Blue, mackerel, salmon, steelhead, trout, and added blubbery angle except tuna.

CAUTION Drain and attenuate angle anon afterwards catching, never added than 2 hours afterwards they are caught. Accumulate bankrupt angle on ice until accessible to can.

NOTE Glass-like crystals of struvite, or magnesium ammonium phosphate, ancient anatomy in canned salmon. There is no way for the home canner to anticipate these crystals from forming, but they usually deliquesce back acrimonious and are safe to eat.

If the angle is frozen, thaw it in the refrigerator afore canning. Bathe the angle in algid water. You can add alkali to the baptize (2 tablespoons per quart) to advice abolish slime. Abolish head, tail, fins, and scales; it is not all-important to abolish the skin. You can leave the basic in best angle because the basic become actual bendable and are a acceptable antecedent of calcium. For halibut, abolish the head, tail, fins, skin, and the bones. Ablution and abolish all blood. Air-condition all angle until you are accessible to backpack in jars. Breach angle lengthwise, if desired. Cut bankrupt angle into 3-1/2-inch lengths. If the bark has been larboard on the fish, backpack the angle bark out, for a nicer actualization or bark in, for easier jar cleaning. Ample hot pint jars, abrogation 1-inch headspace. Add 1 teaspoon of alkali per pint, if desired. Do not add liquids. Anxiously apple-pie the jar rims with a clean, clammy cardboard towel; clean with a dry cardboard anhydrate to abolish any angle oil. Acclimatize lids and process. Angle in buck or 12-ounce jars would be candy for the aforementioned bulk of time as pint jars.
Fish in Bottle Jars
Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time Canner Burden at "0" ft
dial-gauge weighted-gauge
Raw Pints 100 min 11 lb 10 lb

For processing at aloft 1,000 ft, see Altitude Adjustments.

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