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I love this brown sugar lemon garlic smoked salmon recipe! It is soooo good! If you have a smoker, you really need to try it!

Besides sushi I don’t love fish. What can I say? Cooked fish just isn’t my favorite. The exception would be smoked fish. Meat cooked in a smoker, if done right, is just crave-worthy to me. This Brown Sugar Lemon Garlic Smoked Salmon is no exception. It is amazingly good! 

This recipe has a perfect balance of spices. The sweet, smoked, and tart flavors balance out beautifully while the salmon smokes.

This Brown Sugar Lemon-Garlic Smoked Salmon recipe tasty and delicious

Supply List for this Brown Sugar Lemon Garlic Smoked Salmon

A smoker

heavy duty cookie sheet

aluminum foil

smoker pellets (cedar is usually a good flavor to use)

Ingredients for this Brown Sugar Lemon-Garlic Smoked Salmon

1 large filet of salmon

Salt sprinkled all over filet

Pepper sprinkled all over filet

3 Tablespoons minced garlic

1 Lemon, juiced

1/2 C Butter cut into 10th’s

1 C Brown Sugar 

Optional: 1 Lemon for lemon wedges (served with),

Optional: 1 Tablespoon parsley minced for presentation

Directions on how to make Brown Sugar Lemon-Garlic Smoked Salmon

Brown sugar lemon garlic smoked salmon recipe

  1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place filet skin side down.
  2. Spread minced garlic all over salmon evenly.

Salmon with minced garlic

3. Sprinkle the salmon with salt

4. Sprinkle filet with 1 C brown sugar

Salmon with sprinkle brown sugar

5. Top with butter cut in pats/small slices evenly spaced out on the filet (about 10 pats)

6. Sprinkle with pepper

Salmon with pepper

7. Squeeze juice from 1 lemon over the entire filet.

Salmon with garlic and lemon juice

8. Start smoker on smoke, allowing pellets to ignite. Switch to Medium and heat for at least 15 minutes.

9. If you are using a thermometer you’ll want it smoke at about 225°F.

10. Smoke the salmon on the cookie sheet covered in tinfoil for 35-45 minutes.

11. After 35 minutes, check to see if the albumin (the white stuff) has started oozing out. If it has, remove it. If not, check every 5 minutes until you see it. When you do, it is done.

12. Let the smoked salmon rest for 5 minutes before serving.

13. If presenting it for guests, or to make it a little prettier, add lemon wedges and sprinkle with parsley

Brown Sugar Lemon-Garlic Smoked Salmon

Brown Sugar Lemon-Garlic Smoked Salmon

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This recipe has a perfect balance of spices. The sweet, smoked, and tart flavors balance out beautifully while the salmon smokes.

Ingredients

  • 1 large filet of salmon
  • Salt sprinkled all over filet
  • Pepper sprinkled all over filet
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 C Butter cut into 10th's
  • 1 C Brown Sugar 
  • Optional: 1 Lemon for lemon wedges (served with),
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon parsley minced for presentation

Instructions

    1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place filet skin side down.
    2. Spread minced garlic all over salmon evenly.
    3. Sprinkle the salmon with salt,
    4. Sprinkle C brown sugar over filet evenly
    5. Top with 1/2 C butter in pats/small slices evenly spaced on salmon
    6. Sprinkle filet with pepper
    7. Squeeze the juice from one lemon evenly over the entire filet
    8. Start smoker on smoke, allowing pellets to ignite. Switch to Medium and heat for at least 15 minutes.
    9. If you are using a thermometer you'll want it smoke at about 225°F.
    10. Smoke the salmon on the cookie sheet covered in tinfoil for 35-45 minutes.
    11. After 35 minutes, check to see if the albumin (the white stuff) has started oozing out. If it has, remove it. If not, check every 5 minutes until you see it. When you do, it is done.
    12. Let the smoked salmon rest for 5 minutes before serving.
    13. If presenting it for guests, to make it a little prettier add lemon wedges and sprinkle with minced parsley

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Delicious brown sugar lemon garlic smoked salmon

This Brown Sugar Lemon-Garlic Smoked Salmon recipe is very tasty. If you are lucky enough to try it, let me know how you like it!

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I love this Brown Sugar Lemon Garlic Smoked Salmon Recipe! It is soooo good! If you have a smoker, you really need to try it! This recipe has a perfect balance of spices. The sweet, smoked, and tart flavors balance out beautifully while the salmon smokes.

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Shawn

Sunday 4th of February 2024

Can I get the same results by not covering the fish? I want the smoke flavor as well!

Anita

Saturday 10th of February 2024

Sure! Just check on it towards the end as it may smoke/cook faster.

Melissa Galliani

Monday 6th of February 2023

I had a beautiful piece of salmon and i wanted to try it on the smoker.. This recipe was easy, and I had everything I needed. It came out wonderful. I will definitely do it again.

KT

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

This was a GREAT recipe! Thanks for sharing !

Anita

Sunday 24th of July 2022

You're welcome!

Bridget Jones

Thursday 19th of May 2022

It was great!

Anita

Thursday 19th of May 2022

So glad it turned out for you!!

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