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Traeger Smoked Salmon Recipes

These Smoked Salmon Recipes are some of our family favorites! I can’t wait for you all to try them out. With so many options and different flavors, you’ll find something for almost anyone here.

Traeger Smoked Salmon Recipes

Smoked salmon has quickly become one of my very favorite ways to eat salmon. It is SO savory and delicious, and eating a big hunk of freshly caught freshly smoked salmon is WAY up high on my personal list of how to live your best life.

We’ve done quite a few variations of smoked salmon here on our Traeger Grill, so I wanted to collect them all for you so you have an easy reference guide when you are looking for a fabulous smoked salmon recipe. 

These can also be used for other types of fish like trout as well.

Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

Tips for smoking salmon

Smoking salmon is easy, but there are a few things you need to watch out for in order to have success. 

  1. Never brine partially frozen fish.
    Frozen fish cannot absorb the brine properly. It doesn’t work. Make sure your fish is totally thawed before it goes into the brine.
  2. Don’t skip the drying step, pre-smoke!
    The pellicle is the part that makes the smoke and flavor stick to the fish. It is a film that develops during the drying process. 
  3. Watch your temperature closely.
    You want to keep the grill below 180°, ideally. Short swings are okay, but long ones are going to impact the texture and flavor.

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Teriyaki Smoked Salmon

What tools do you need to smoke salmon?

All you really need for smoked salmon is a smoker and the salmon, but having some other equipment around will definitely make your life easier.

  1. Wire Rack
  2. Basting Brush
  3. Large flat plastic container for brining
  4. WIFI connection to the grill so you can monitor temperatures
Togarashi Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon Recipes

Delicious smoked salmon recipes that are all hot smoked on our Traeger wood-pellet grill!

These recipes are easy, delicious, and feature big bold flavors from all over the world.


These recipes all use smoked salmon as a main ingredient. Enjoy!

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.