Herbal Smoked Salmon

Herb Smoked Salmon

Perfect for a weekend cookout, herbal smoked salmon is impressive but so easy to make. Wild-caught salmon is marinated in fresh herbs and spices, then grilled.

Use alder wood chips, or your favorite variety, to add different nuances of flavor to this fish.

Use the marinade on other hearty, fatty fish fillets, like arctic char, striped bass, or amberjack.

Herbal Smoked Salmon Recipe

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Herb Smoked Salmon
Perfect for a weekend cookout, herbal smoked salmon is impressive but so easy to make. Wild-caught salmon is marinated in fresh herbs and spices, then grilled.
Preparation 40 minutes
Cook 1 day 6 hours
Ready in 1 day 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sweet butter
  • 2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound salmon fillet

Equipment

  • alder wood chips
  • grill

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the chives, thyme, garlic, onion, and lemon juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Spoon the herb-butter mixture on top of the salmon fillet, completely covering it. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat a grill to medium-low heat. Add alder wood chunks just prior to placing the fish on the grill.
  • Cook until the meat is firm but still moist in the middle, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 95mgCalcium: 20mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 309IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 573mgCholesterol: 77mgCalories: 215kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 13gProtein: 23gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night for my family with a 3 lb Salmon filet and it was a hit! Put it on the smoker at 300 and was done in about 45 minutes. Great recipe!