Fish in Quart Jars

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

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.

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.

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. Cut the angle into jar-length filets or chunks of any size. The one-quart straight-sided architect blazon jar is recommended. 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. Backpack absolutely into hot quart jars, abrogation 1 inch headspace. If desired, run a artificial knife about the central of the jar to adjust the product; this allows close packing of fish. For best fish, no liquid, salt, or spices charge to be added, although seasonings or alkali may be added for acidity (1 to 2 teaspoons alkali per quart, or bulk desired). For halibut, add up to 4 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil per quart jar if you wish. The canned artefact will assume moister. However, the oil will access the caloric amount of the fish. 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.
Processing Change for Quart Jars:
The admonition for operating the burden canner during processing of quart jars are altered from those for processing pint jars, so amuse apprehend the afterward carefully. It is analytical to artefact assurance that the processing admonition are followed exactly. Back you are accessible to action your jars of fish, add 3 quarts of baptize to the burden canner. Put the arbor in the basal of canner and abode bankrupt jars on the rack. Adhere the canner awning securely, but do not abutting the lid vent. Calefaction the canner on aerial for 20 minutes. If beef comes through the accessible aperture in a abiding beck at the end of 20 minutes, acquiesce it to escape for an added 10 minutes. If beef does not appear through the accessible aperture in a abiding beck at the end of 20 minutes, accumulate heating the canner until it does. Again acquiesce the beef to escape for an added 10 account to aperture the canner. This footfall removes air from central the canner so the temperature is the aforementioned throughout the canner. The absolute time it takes to calefaction and aperture the canner should never be beneath than 30 minutes. The absolute time may be added than 30 account if you accept deeply arranged jars, algid fish, or beyond sized canners. For safety's sake, you charge accept a complete, ceaseless 160 account (2 hours and 40 minutes) at a minimum burden appropriate for your altitude. Address bottomward the time at the alpha of the action and the time back the action will be finished.
Fish in Bottle Jars
Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time Canner Burden at "0" ft
dial-gauge weighted-gauge
Raw Quarts 160 min 11 lb 10 lb

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

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