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Citrus Smoked Salmon

Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 30 Min


  • 1
    Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2
    Mint Leaves
  • 3
    Oregano Leaves
  • 4
    Citrus/Sweet BBQ Rub
  • 5
    Salmon Filet

Feeling a little fishy this evening? Take that feeling to the next level with this citrus smoked salmon. The zestiness from the lemon and that extra tang and spice from the red pepper flakes will make you reconsider making fish any other way again.


  1. First start by preparing your toppings. Slice the orange and lemon into enough slices to cover the filet. Next cut your mint and oregano leaves into smaller pieces. While doing this is the best time to get your smoker pre-heated. I’ve found the perfect smoking temperature for salmon is 275. I’m also using pecan wood for this cook. For fish you want to stay away from the harsher woods.
  2. Next coat your filet first with your rub, next with a small coating of red pepper flakes. Top with your mint and oregano leaves followed by the slices of orange and lemon. Before placing into the smoker, generously coat your grates in cooking oil. We don’t want the skin to stick! Place into the smoker and let cook.
  3. After about 30 minutes we want to start checking the temperature. Use your thermometer to probe into the thickest part of the filet. We’re looking for an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  4. Once the salmon has reached its internal temperature, it’s time to remove and let rest for 3-5 minutes. While it’s resting I like to squeeze a juice from a quarter lemon over the top.
  5. Your filet is ready! Enjoy!

Author: SweetTuskBBQ
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