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First Time - Smoked Salmon

Bubba's dadBubba's dad Posts: 97
edited 6:29AM in EggHead Forum
I have a salmon filet and would like to smoke it!!!!! Can anyone help me? I have a large egg and a plate setter. Can someone give me the steps.

Thanks and have a great day


  • I've got this dialed in. Here's what I do.

    soak a cedar plank for 2 hours or so.
    take the salmon and prep it 2hrs - upto the night before the following way:

    [ol]rinse it
    rub olive oil on it.
    rub it with williams & sonoma Salmon potlatch seasoning (i have also used dizzy pig Raging River Rub, a good 2nd best)
    Take the salmon out of fridge an hour before cooking it to let it cool down
    get the egg direct heat at 350
    put cedar plank on, get it smoking
    Put the salmon on with capers and sliced lemon on top.
    cook about 20-30 mins (do not flip it!)[/ol]
    I take the plank and all right off the grill, onto a platter and serve.
    You'll never order salmon in a restaraunt again!
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    I use a dry cure which takes up to 8 hours (depending on thickness of your fillet), then a 6 hour to overnight refrigerated rest, followed by a 3 or 4 hour smoke (depending on how low you can keep your Egg). So for a Saturday smoke, I get it into the cure sometime Friday afternoon, rinse and rest before going to bed, smoke it Saturday, then chill it several hours. The direct link is below, I've recently added a bunch of new photo's that document each step in the curing process. I'ts really easy and the results are wonderful.


    thirdeye's Smoked Salmon
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