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Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon

A tasty salmon treat made right on your own grill or smoker.
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Course: Dinner, fish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: bbq, fish, smoked
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 429kcal

Equipment

  • grill or smoker

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Rub

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red peppers optional

Salmon

  • 2 lbs salmon fillets

Instructions

Brown Sugar Rub Instructions

  • Mix together the brown sugar, salt, black pepper, chili powder, and crushed red peppers

Salmon Instructions

  • Using your hands, rub enough of the brown sugar rub into the salmon fillets to completely coat the top of each fillet.
  • Heat your grill or smoker to 225ºF.
  • Let the salmon fillets sit while the grill or smoker is heating up. Also, at this time soak the wood chips or wood chunks in tap water for 30 minutes.
  • When the grill or smoker has reached 225ºF, place the salmon on to a piece of aluminum foil skin side down and place it on to the grill or smoker for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes add the wood to the coals or smoke box. Let smoke for 30-45 minutes. Smoked salmon internal temp should be 145ºF.
  • Remove the fish from the grill and run a butter knife in between the skin and bottom of the fish.

Notes

Serving Suggestions

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon
Amount per Serving
Calories
429
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
125
mg
42
%
Sodium
 
7189
mg
313
%
Potassium
 
1162
mg
33
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
27
g
30
%
Protein
 
45
g
90
%
Vitamin A
 
240
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
57
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.