How to smoke salmon

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Smoked 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

Method

Step 1: Set the temperature

Heat your BBQ to 200°C.

 

Step 2: Soak the wood planks

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

 

Step 3: Prepare the salmon

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

Step 4: Prepare the spice mix

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

Smoke Salmon with additional herbs

Step 5: Add the spice mix

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

Smoke Salmon
 

Step 6: 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.

Step 7: Turn the salmon over

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

Smoked Salmon
 

Step 8: Smoke the salmon

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

Smoked Salmon
 

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Remove from the BBQ and serve.

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