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Plate of BBQ smoked salmon fillets with salad and lemons

Overview

Smoked salmon is a great dish to start your smoking adventure if you're a beginner. Unlike other smoked dishes it doesn't take all day to cook, but just like other smoked dishes it does taste amazing!

Steps

1Smoked salmon

Time:

15 minutes, depending on size

Ingredients: 

• 4 x salmon fillets

• Sea salt flakes to taste

• 2 tbsp spice mix

• 2 tbsp brown sugar

• 4 x grilling planks

2Method

Set the temperature

Heat your BBQ to 200°C.

 

Soak the wood planks

Soak your wood planks in water to avoid them burning on the grill.

3

Prepare the spice mix

Mix together the spice mix and brown sugar in equal parts.

Fillets of salmon on a plate next to bowls of spices

4

Add the spice mix

Coat the flesh side of the salmon with the combined spice mixture and rub to coat all of the flesh.

Person holding a fillet of salmon coated in spices

5

Sear the salmon

Before you commence smoking, first sear your salmon with the skin side down for 5 minutes with the lid closed on your BBQ.

6

Turn the salmon over

Place the salmon flesh side down onto the grilling planks and place back onto the BBQ with the lid closed.

7

Smoke the salmon

Smoke the salmon for 10 minutes at 200°C or until cooked through.

Fillets of salmon with charred skin on a grilling plank resting on a BBQ grill

8

Time to eat

Remove from the BBQ and serve.

Fillets of salmon with charred skin on a serving board with corn cobs on a BBQ

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