Chef Jason Hill shows you how to make smoked salmon in this episode of “Chef Tips.” This smoked salmon recipe is a “hot smoked salmon,” made by smoking salmon over low heat on the Green Mountain Grills pellet grill.
To begin, make a dry brine for smoked salmon, which consists of dark brown sugar, a bit of salt, and some fresh cracked pepper. Smoke the salmon for around 2 hours, then brush with an apricot glaze or some honey. You can serve this as an appetizer with crackers and cream cheese. Jason is using the Green Mountain Grill pellet grill for this recipe.
“This is sooooo good. I have a Masterbuilt smoker (well worth the money) and only used one tray of chips. I have tried numerous smoked salmon recipes and this is by far the easiest, tastiest I have found. I also did not get carried away with the last wash before I allowed it to dry, and did not do the additional apricot saucing. Still, everyone who has tried it likes the sweetness just the way it is, without the added calories. I will definitely share.” – Diane Murray