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Vodka Brined Smoked Wild Salmon

Amanda Haas


Vodka Brined Smoked Wild Salmon

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Alaskan grizzly bears snag salmon fresh out of the stream. We like to add some wood-fire smoke for a gourmet meal that's fit for anyone who loves the wild.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

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    • 1

      In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pepper, salt and vodka.
    • 2

      Place the salmon in a large resealable bag. Pour in marinade and massage into the salmon. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
    • 3

      Remove from bag, rinse and dry with paper towels.
    • 4

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    • 5

      Smoke the salmon, skin-side down for 30 minutes.
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    • 6

      Increase grill temperature to 225℉ and continue to cook salmon for an additional 45 to 60 minutes or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the fish reaches 140℉ or the fish flakes easily when pressed with a finger or fork.
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      Serve with lemons and capers. Enjoy!
    Traeger Smoked Salmon

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