Smoked Salmon RecipeMy recipe and pictures for slow-smoking Salmon on a grill
Not only is smoked Salmon delicious, but it is also good for you. It’s packed with heart healthy Omega-3 oils that fight cardiovascular disease and improve the health of your heart. If your doctor is after you to cut back on the pork and red meat, he’ll be happy to know that you’re adding some healthy fish to your diet.
When it comes to Salmon, you can’t beat Wild Pacific-caught Salmon.It has more nutrients and essential fish oils than its farm raised cousins, and it just plain taste better. Here’s an easy technique for preparing smoked salmon: Start with a 2-3 lb fillet of fresh salmon. You can buy Salmon with the skin on or off. I’ve cooked it both ways and it makes no difference to the final product. Some people prefer to cook it with the skin on because it helps hold the fish together, and it’s easy to remove when the fish is cooked.
Rinse the fillet thoroughly under cold water and pat dry. Sometimes there are a few bones left in the fillet, so you’ll want to feel along it and remove them. A pair of needle nose pliers works great for this. Now place the salmon in a large baking dish skin side down.
In a medium size bowl mix together the Smoked Salmon Recipe dry brine:
- 1 cup Kosher Sea Salt
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of The BBQ Rub.
- 1 teaspoon Dill Weed
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Minced Onion Flakes
In a charcoal chimney start a dozen or so coals, and when they’re good and hot, place them on top of the unlit coals. Add a few chunks of wood to the top and place the cooking rack on the grill. In 10-15 minutes it is ready for the salmon.
When I’m smoking skinless salmon, I use a sheet of aluminum foil folded into a boat.Tear off a piece large enough to hold the fillet and fold it on the edges. I try and create a small lip all of the way around the boat. Place the fillet on the foil and transfer it to the grill. Place the lid on the grill and set back and let it do the work. This method is considered hot smoking salmon; you can also cold smoke it at 170-180 degrees but it will take several hours. On the Weber it only takes about 30 minutes and it’s done. Check the Smoked Salmon in 15 minutes. You’ll notice that a white liquid is starting to seep out on top. When it starts to flake, it’s ready to come off the grill.
Just before it’s done you can glaze the salmon if you wantI’ve used a honey-brown sugar glaze, teriyaki glaze, or any other sauce that’s good on fish. I like it plain because the left overs can be used in dips, tossed with pasta or salads, or even added to scrambled eggs. It’s a big hit for brunch parties or as an appetizer. However you decide to eat it, I’m sure that you will enjoy smoked salmon prepared this way. Malcom Reed Connect on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Find me on Google+ Follow me on Instagram Smoked Salmon Recipe