The Unforgettable Traeger Smoked Salmon Recipe

The Unforgettable Traeger Smoked Salmon Recipe

Imagine sinking your teeth into succulent salmon infused with the captivating essence of wood-fired smoke. From the first bite to the last, this recipe promises to transport your taste buds to a world of flavor that's beyond compare. Whether you're a seasoned pitmaster or a barbecue novice, this recipe is your ticket to smoky perfection.

Igniting the Flavor: Ingredients You'll Need

Before we delve into the step-by-step process, let's take a moment to familiarize ourselves with the cast of ingredients that will soon come together to create your Traeger smoked salmon masterpiece:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of dried dill

A Symphony of Smokiness: The Cooking Process

Your journey to smoky excellence begins here. Follow these steps to transform your salmon into a wood-fired wonder:

  1. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and dried dill. This aromatic blend will be your flavor-packed dry rub.
  2. Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel, ensuring there's no excess moisture.
  3. Rub the prepared dry rub onto both sides of the salmon fillets, ensuring an even coating. This step is crucial for infusing the salmon with a symphony of flavors.
  4. Preheat your Traeger smoker to 225°F (107°C), using your favorite hardwood pellets for that authentic smoky essence.
  5. Place the seasoned salmon fillets directly on the smoker grates.
  6. Close the lid and let the magic unfold. Smoke the salmon for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C).
  7. Once the salmon is perfectly smoked, carefully remove it from the smoker and let it rest for a few minutes.
  8. Now comes the reward—slice into that beautifully smoked salmon and savor the masterpiece you've created.

FAQs

1. Can I use a different type of fish?

While this recipe is tailored for salmon, you can certainly experiment with other types of fish. Just keep in mind that cooking times may vary based on the thickness of the fish.

2. Do I need to soak the wood pellets?

No soaking is required for Traeger smokers. The dry wood pellets will infuse your salmon with the perfect amount of smoky flavor.

Embrace the Smoky Symphony

From the moment you lay the salmon on the smoker to the final slice, you're embarking on a journey of flavors that captivate the senses. Whether you're enjoying it with family, impressing guests, or simply treating yourself, this smoked salmon recipe is the embodiment of smoky perfection. So, channel your inner pitmaster, let the wood-fired aroma fill the air, and relish in the symphony of smokiness that only a Traeger can deliver.

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