Smoked salmon is so very simple to make and so very tasty to eat. Smoking it gives you the most delicate and moist piece of salmon you’ll ever have.
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Salmon. I love it. It’s definitely at the top of my list of go-to meals and cravings. It’s readily available to me, I can’t really mess it up (unless I overcook it), and I just love that it lends itself to so many flavor profiles and pairs well with just about any side dish. And what’s even better, my kiddies gobble up this fish too.
Our favorite way of preparing it though, and pretty sure our friends who have devoured it with us would agree, is to make it with a simple rub and toss it on the backyard smoker.
Any chance my husband gets to fire up his smoker, he takes. This hobby of his started a few years ago when we adopted a good friend’s smoker. The smoker was such a treat that it was even given its own name. “The Bobby” has been a loyal and dependable backyard buddy and I’m not sure what Bill would do without him.
And now I’m cracking up because I probably just embarrassed my husband a whole lot. Sorry, honey.
Anyway, most meats on this smoker take hours of special attention so those are reserved for a quiet weekend.
But not salmon.
Believe it or not, this smoked salmon can be enjoyed on a weeknight. With the right dry rub, all you need is 30 minutes in the smoker to get the most fabulous meal.
We start with a large salmon fillet from Costco. Once it is rinsed and patted dry, it’s time for the dry seasoning. Salmon can take on any variety of rubs but one of our favorite go-to rubs is Williams Sonoma Rub, Potlatch Seasoning.This seasoning blend will elevate this salmon to new heights of flavor and pure deliciousness. It is a must-try! It’s even amazing on chicken and other meats.
Sprinkle it all over, give it a good rub and let it hang out for a few minutes.
When you are ready, put the fillet on the smoker grill and cook for about 30 minutes or until the ends of the fish start to flake.
The salmon is moist and succulent and the Potlatch seasoning gives it a punch of big flavor from the variety of spices in it.It’s the quickest, easiest, and most flavorful dinner. This is perfect for a hectic weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve to your guests at your next dinner party.It pairs perfectly with my Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas for a complete meal.What is your favorite seasoning for salmon?
- 1 whole skinless salmon fillet
- William's Sonoma Rub Potlatch Seasoning
Wash and pat dry the salmon
Sprinkle on your desired amount of seasoning.
Gently rub it in a bit.
Let sit for a few minutes before putting it on the smoker.
Cook on the smoker for about 30 minutes, or until the ends begin to flake.
Do not overcook or your salmon will be dry.
If you do not have a smoker, this works well on a regular grill or topped over a cedar plank.
Buy this Potlatch Seasoning and all the other flavors now for your next Salmon dinner.