Every year my parents plan a trip to Alaska specifically to catch the salmon run and bring us back some delicious Alaskan salmon. It’s truly delectable and worth all their hard work to catch it and bring it back. We definitely have our go-to recipes for preparing it, but every now and again we like to shake things up. So whether you’re enjoying the fruits of a very long day fishing, or simply a good fillet from the butcher’s, here are some amazing smoked salmon recipes.
It’s a great idea to use this awesome fish platter, because who doesn’t love ironic serving ware? And we prefer to smoke our salmon in our Traeger, I’ll be honest it’s kind of turned us into smoker snobs. The Traeger is great at giving some fantastic flavor and maintaining moisture.
If you don’t have a Traeger, you can try this recipe:
Alder Plank Smoked Salmon: This recipe is pretty simple: just brown sugar, salt, and a little pepper. You can smoke it in your smoker or on your grill. Just use these alder planks when you cook it. Feel free to eat it up fresh and hot, but don’t throw those left overs out! They are awesome with some of the recipes below.
Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta: If you like (or even love) pasta carbonara, this is a great way to mix it up and lighten it up. It starts with making a basic cream sauce and adding in peas and smoked salmon, then tossing it with penne pasta. This one is beyond delish!
Salmon Wraps: These make a great finger food or appetizer. Smoked salmon gets rolled with cream cheese, fresh dill and parsley. It compliments the flavor of the salmon perfectly.
Asparagus and Smoked Salmon: If you’re looking for a lighter fare, this is it. It comes together in just under thirty minutes and is a beautiful salad for a spring evening or a summer brunch. Not to mention it’s full of some beautiful colors and healthy vitamins and minerals.
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict: Eggs Benedict is perhaps my favorite breakfast dish of all time. Adding salmon and going lighter on the hollandaise makes this even more of a hit. Plus, you can absolutely use the smoked salmon from the night before. Shhhh, I won’t tell.
Smoked Salmon Pizza: If you’re looking for a way to mix up your salmon skills try this recipe. Combining the salmon with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella cheese creates a fabulous flavor and a truly different main dish.
So the next time you’ve got a freezer full of fish, or your simply in the mood for something light and delicious, try smoking your own salmon and whipping up one of these dishes! They won’t disappoint.
Alder Plank Smoked Salmon via AllRecipes
Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta via AllRecipes
Salmon Wraps via AllRecipes
Asparagus and Smoked Salmon via AllRecipes
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict via AllRecipes
Smoked Salmon Pizza via AllRecipes