- 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.