Cooking salmon on a smoker is one of the tastiest and easiest ways to prepare this delicious fish. Smoked salmon has a unique smoky flavor that can’t be achieved any other way. And with the right recipe, you can make a delicious smoked salmon dish that’s sure to impress.
To make smoked salmon, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 pounds of salmon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Start by prepping the salmon by brushing it with olive oil and then seasoning it with the spices listed above. Once the salmon is seasoned, it’s time to get the smoker ready. Get the smoker up to 225 degrees F and add your favorite type of wood chips or chunks.
When the smoker is ready, place the salmon on the cooking grate and close the lid. Let the salmon smoke for approximately 1.5 hours until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
Once the salmon reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the salmon with your favorite side dish, and enjoy!
Smoked salmon is a delicious and easy way to prepare this classic fish. With the right ingredients and cook times, you can make a flavorful and delicious smoked salmon that’s sure to impress.
Need a beverage to accompany your smoked salmon? Check out our recipe for a smoky and tart penicillin cocktail. A penicillin after this salmon will be sure to satisfy those who appreciate the peat.