Smoked salmon is often very costly due to the traditional time and labor intensive process of preparing it. Now you can have delicious smoked salmon at home on your Traeger, and your guests will never believe you prepared it!
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 TBSP Black Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Coarse Salt
- 1 Cup Vodka
- 1-1/2 to 2 Lbs. Salmon (Preferably Wild Caught)
Place the Salmon in a large resealable bag. Pour vodka into bag and massage the bag until the salmon is immersed. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Mix dry ingredients and apply to salmon. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Rinse the cure and dry with paper towels. Set Traeger to smoke with lid open until fire is established. Smoke salmon for 30 minutes (Skin-Side down). Increase to 225°F-230°F. Cook salmon for 45 min-1 hour. Refrigerate until serving time.