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Smoked Pepper Salmon Recipe

by Mary Sogbanmu 20 Jan 2022

Salmon is one of the favorite delicacies of BBQ lovers everywhere. You’ll love it more when it’s fresh and nicely smoked. If you want to try something different in place of regular oven-baked salmon, smoking your salmon on your Broil King Pellet Grill might be an equally delicious alternative. Here’s our smoked pepper salmon recipe




Prep Time: 30 mins


Grilling Time: 1 Hour



  • For the Marinade
  • Fresh dill (½ bunch), finely chopped
  • Light brown sugar (3 tbsp)
  • Mixed peppercorns (1 tablespoon)
  • Salt (1 tbsp)
  • Salmon-side, with skin on (about 2¼ pounds)



For Salsa

  • Tomatoes (3 medium-sized), finely diced
  • Avocado (1, should be pitted, peeled, and finely diced)
  • Cucumber (½), diced
  • Scallions (2), with only white and light green parts
  • Fresh red chile (1), seeded and finely chopped
  • Fresh dill (1 small handful), finely chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • Red wine (2 teaspoons)
  • Vinegar salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Granulated sugar (optional)

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  • Small new potatoes (8 ounces)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt Ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges for serving

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Special Equipment

  • Cedar plank (1), untreated (With a length of 12 to 15 inches long and width of about 7 inches)
  • Instant-read thermometer

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  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl and mix them thoroughly. Spread this mix over the side of the salmon as evenly as possible before wrapping it in plastic wrap and refrigerating. You can leave it in the fridge for up to 2 hours or even overnight.
  2. Soak your cedar plank in water. It should be soaked like this for one hour or not.
  3. Prepare your grill for indirect cooking by turning the heat to about 250° to 300°F.
  4. While the grill is still being prepared, drain the cedar plant and place it over indirect heat on your grill.
  5. Unwrap your salon and place it on the plant with its skin side down. The salmon should be grilled over low heat with the lid of the grill closed. In most cases, a grill top thermometer like this Fire Magic thermometer should be able to measure the temperature of your food. But for this recipe, we recommend using an instant-read thermometer like this one from Broil King instead because it can be inserted directly into the salmon.
  6. Cook for about an hour or till the thermometer registers 135°F.


Making the Salsa

  1. To prepare the salsa, mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl and combine them really well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. You may also add a little sugar if you want
  2. Boil salted water in a saucepan and add the potatoes to it. Leave to cook like this for about 15 minutes. The potato should be tender now but you can check for doneness by piercing it with a fork since the actual time depends on the size of the potatoes.
  3. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl after draining. Add the coil and season again till it's coated.
  4. Serve the salmon on a platter along with the salsa and potatoes. You can also serve with lemon wedging which will be squeezed over the fish.



It’s easy to prepare smoked salmon at home especially if you have a pellet grill like the Broil King 494051 Crown 500 Pellet Grill available here on the Recreation Outfitters Website. This smoked peppered salmon can be served with some cheese, a glass of wine, briny olives, and pretty much anything else you prefer.


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