Salmon smoking splayed around a fire

Salmon Recipe Ideas

Salmon is a popular fish and as such, it makes sense it is also popular in outdoor cooking whether fresh, cured, smoked, or canned.

Salmon is a common name given to a variety of spices but all with similar appearances and characteristics. The main varieties that are commonly caught and eaten are Altlantic salmon, coho, chinook, chum, pink, sockeye, and mass. Each of these varies in size and slightly in flavor.

There are many traditional methods of outdoors cooking that are still done today or variants that have made it into the regular family BBQ such as plank-cooked salmon and foil wrapping and then putting in the coals. Other common preparations include frying, poaching, and curing. Smoked salmon and a variation known as lox are very popular and significantly extend the shelf life of the fish. The canning of salmon also means it appears in a lot of stews and casseroles, as well as patties, burgers, and cakes.

Our Best Salmon Recipes

Newest Salmon Recipes

Cedar Planked Salmon

There are hundreds of variations to the original Cedar Planked Salmon recipes. Salmon plank-cooks well with any wood flavor and pairs…

by Tiffany Haugen

Herbal Smoked Salmon

Perfect for a weekend cookout, herbal smoked salmon is impressive but so easy to make. Wild-caught salmon is marinated in…

by Tom Wallin

Bourbon Smoked Salmon

It doesn’t get much easier than bourbon smoked salmon. A wild-caught salmon fillet is marinated in a spicy whiskey sauce,…

by Tom Wallin