Candied Salmon

Recipe of the Week Friday, July 24, 2015

Candied Salmon

Catch this fresh summer delicacy, it’s mostly sweet but over the top savory. Candied Salmon is the perfect protein snack for a road trip, you’ll probably finish the haul in one sitting. Smoked on the Traeger, the caramelized exterior creates an almost bacon-like texture (bacon is candy, right?). Dusted with pepper, it adds just the right bite to cut the sweet and fulfill your jerky craving. No need to lure your lady with her chocolate covered gummy bears, this one’s a keeper. We can’t wait for you to get hooked on this recipe.

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