Al’s Salmon BBQ Smoker Recipe
Al's Salmon BBQ Smoker Recipe
Author: Al Jones Erin, NY
I tried this recipe out with alder and the taste of the Salmon came through even a little better than cherry. Here's what I did:
- he Fish: (I used; 2.11 lb. of Fresh Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Fillet)
- ) Melted 4 tablespoons of butter in the micro.
- ) Added 1 tablespoon of dried Basil.
- ) Added 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley.
- ) Added ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
- ) Squeezed in 1 fresh lemon.
- ) Spread this mix over the Salmon (right from the store). (keeping skin side down)
- ) Let it marinate on the counter for 1 hour.
- The Grill: (Just a straight propane grill) (2 burners)
- ) Preheat one side of the grill.
- (with thermostat = 200 degrees) (No Thermometer = 15 minutes)
- ) In aluminum foil, with some holes punched in bottom,
- placed about 10 - ¼" thick pieces of alder that had been saturated with water
- for 2 hours and put this package over the hot side of the grill to begin smoking. (About 5 minutes).
- (Preferably on top of the lava rocks or as close to the heat as possible)
- The Fish:
- a) On a sheet of aluminum foil larger than Salmon,
- spray the foil with (butter flavored?) non-stick oil and
- place Salmon skin side down on the foil.
- b) Slice 1 lemon into ⅛" slices and place on top of Salmon.
- c) Place this open package on the cool side of the grill.
- d) Keep the grill lid closed and set the a timer for approximately 40 minutes.
- (Leave it alone other than to lower the grill temperature if it exceeds 200 degrees)
- Pull the fish, place on a platter or cookie sheet
- and next to it on the table put some sliced dill in vinegar to cleanse your pallet while absorbing,
- breathing in, EATING this absolutely fantastic meal....
- That's what I did with my Salmon and even my wife of 42 years said "You gotta publish this one!"
- I think you could even serve this to kids who hate
- Oh, by the way, the lemon slices on top are really tasty too.