Traeger smoked salmon
Try this delicious and super easy recipe for smoked salmon. This is a hot smoked salmon method that can be used in any electric smoker like Traeger or Masterbuilt.
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 gallon water
- 1 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 lb salmon fillet*
Create a brine by mixing salt, sugar and water in a large container. Place salmon in and make sure its covered completely in liquid. Cover with plactic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hour, better overnight.
Drain the brine and rinse salmon under the running water. PAT DRY. Now its ready to be smoked!
Preheat smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Load with your favorite wood chips and place salmon inside on the racks, skin side down*
Close the smoker and let it cook for 2-3 hours. Add more chips as needed. Check the internal temperature to make sure its 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once done, pull the fish carefully from the smoker and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes. Now you can flake it and enjoy!
Serving size is 4 oz.
It doesnt matter what size of salmon fillet you will use. It all should smoke evenly.
*You can create a padding by using lemon slices. I didn't use any since i had a very fatty fillet and and was not afraid that it would stick.
MyWW green plan 8 points, blue plan 2 points, purple 2 points ( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator). Points are per serving
Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 21297mg | Potassium: 574mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg