smoked salmon

Smoked Salmon


12 hr


1-2 hr



A few easy steps and a bit of patience are key in making the perfect smoked salmon. A low temperature and slow smoking results in an amazing treat for your family!


Salmon fillets

1 cup Kosher salt

2 cups brown sugar

1 tablespoon black pepper (optional)

1 tablespoon cayenne (optional)



Step 1

Place salmon in plastic tub. Cover the salmon with 1/4 inch of dry brine. Refrigerate for 8-10 hours covered.

Step 2

Gently wipe off dry brine. Do not rinse.

Step 3

Place on wire rack and place in refrigerator uncovered for 4-6 hours developing a shiny surface called pellicle.

Step 4

Preheat pellet grill to low smoke.

Step 5

Place salmon in pellet grill and smoke with alder or fruit flavored pellets until internal temperature reaches 145°F.