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Plate of BBQ smoked salmon fillets with salad and lemons


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!


1Smoked salmon


15 minutes, depending on size


• 4 x salmon fillets

• Sea salt flakes to taste

• 2 tbsp spice mix

• 2 tbsp brown sugar

• 4 x grilling planks


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.


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


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


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.


Turn the salmon over

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


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


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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