Hot-smoked honey & orange glazed salmon - first try

Discussion in 'Fish' started by edward36, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Hi folks,

    This one was inspired by a recipe I found in the "Slow Fire" book... Quick, easy, but the results are absolutely thrilling. What do you think?

    1 hour brining prior to smoking, then - 40 min on 225F, hickory smoke, and finished with a glaze of honey, orange juice and orange zest.

    Brine (for up to 2 lb salmon fillet):

    - 1 tbsp sea salt

    - 2 tbsp brown sugar

    - 1/2 tsp onion powder

    - 1/2 tsp finely ground white pepper 

    - 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

    - 2 cups water (1 hot, 1 ice)

    Combine the spices with 1 cup boiling water and whisk until salt and sugar fully dissolve. Then - add the ice water and chill until very cold.

    For the smoking, dust the fish with some sweet paprika (I've added also some dried thyme on top).


    - 4 tbsp honey

    - 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

    - Chopped zest from 1 orange
  2. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    Only one hour brine? Looks like a keeper recipe....[​IMG]
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  3. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper


    I loved this one, really. We were 5 people at the table, and this was the hors d'oeuvre (appetizer)... 3 lb of the salmon disappeared within seconds!
  4. Hey Ed that looks beautiful!

    The color and flavor must have been lovely!

    Great job!

    Cheers! - Leah
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  5. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Hey Leah,

    Thank you!!!

    Gotta tell you, I was damn surprised... A first timer, and a TKO! 

    This one hit the top of my favorites for now.

  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First time? I think you must be a ringer. That looks wonderful.

  7. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Thanks Disco!

    Well, yeah! It was a first time... 
  8. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    This one's from today... I love this taste!

  9. That salmon looks fabulous!!! Happy Friday!!!! Cheers! - Leah
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Salmon! Have a fillet of ling cod I'm going to try this on! Thanks!
  11. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Thanks, Leah!

    To you as well!!!
  12. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Cod... interesting! Might be quite nice!

    Please, share the results [​IMG]
  13. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice!!! I've just recently started cooking salmon...a little here and there, and nothing fancy, just to get my feet wet.

    The zip from the orange should really hold back some of the richness from the salmon. I've squeezed lemon over them with other simple seasonings, and it's good, but this glaze just sounds so....wickedly simple and good!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    You're welcome ;)
    You're welcome :)


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