How long and at what temp should you smoke Salmon?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by trece, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. trece

    trece Fire Starter

    My first attemp will be tonight. I'm gonna smoke a Salmon steak. I am assuming 2-3 hours at 225.....does that sound right? Is there a temp I need to get it to?

    I'm using a maple glaze, oddly enough I don't eat Salmon. I'm making it for my husband to take fishing w/him for breakfast this weekend.
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your time guess is in the ball park, internal temp around 135* 140*. I'm not sure about the glaze, i haven't smoked salmon that way.
  3. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sounds about right Trece. I get my internal temp up to 150-160 though. Just make sure you keep it moist... Are you marinating or brining it first?
  4. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do salmon alot, but smoke it on the gas grill, indirect, lowest setting, with a foil pouch of wood chips over the flame. I know by exerience of smoking salmon this way it will take about 45 min (one of these days I'm gonna stick a thermometer in there). I also go be looks.

    Check out our "mom's" (DeejayDebi) temp chart in her site. Great place loaded with tons of info. Can find it also under the forum topic "General Discussion" 4th or 5th "sticky"

    BTW, I also brine all fish.

    Good luck and keep us posted on the outcome.
  5. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I love smoked salmon! I usually smoke 215-230 for 1 -1.5 hrs depending on size, and it is done when flakey.

    PS I found a salmon rub called rub with love. If you can find it I recommend that you try it...With cherry/ hickory smoke.. MMMM good.
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  6. trece

    trece Fire Starter

    I haven't even bought it yet. I'm running late today so no brining. I hope to buy some that is packaged in a salt solution. I also intend to sprinkle lemon juice, thyme etc on pre-smoke. I hope I don't ruin it.........since I don't eat Salmon this is hard one for me.
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hi trece -

    As mensioned earily I have a time and temperature chart for smoking foods

    It covers just about everything - if you find something else let me know and I'll add it! I'm making Lox next week for the boys at work - it's amazing what they pay for a tiny piece! I'm not sure what you plan is so here's the basics of smoked fish.

    Lox 70-80°F 1-3 days Until Done
    Salmon (Cold Smoked) 70-80°F 24 Hours Until Done
    Salmon (Hot Smoked) 200° - 225° F 3 to 4 hours The oil turns dark
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  8. trece

    trece Fire Starter

    I added it to my file!
    I'll let you know how it turns out.............I marinated it in a lemon/butter/dill mixture ahead of time.
  9. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    sounds like you have it under control ! remember to take pics and let us know how it turns out...[​IMG]
  10. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree on the time and I have never brined or marinaded any ... always moist and tender.
  11. bacardi2001

    bacardi2001 Newbie

    lol how did it turn out?
  12. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Some might want to check post dates.

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