Hickory Smoked Salmon with a Honey Glaze

  • 30 mins
  • 4 ingredients


  • 1 and 1/2 lbs of wild salmon fillet, skin on
  • 1 cup honey
  • kosher salt and fresh crack black pepper
  • Fresh watercress for base
Smoked salmon is one our favorites.This recipe smokes the salmon over charcoal and wood. The honey gives the salmon a hint of sweetness that compliments the deep smoky flavor. Traditionally salmon is smoked with Alder wood but this recipe uses hickory, but feel free to experiment with different woods.This is a super simple preparation and the recipe can be easily adjusted depending on how many you are serving.
  • In a grill start coals making sure coals are on one side of the grill.
  • Soak several handfuls of hickory chips in water for 30 minutes.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper and slather with a thin coating of honey.
  • Place the wood chips directly on the charcoal.
  • Place the salmon fillet on the grill (on the side where there are no coals.
  • Cover the grill leaving the vents half way closed.
  • Check the salmon every 5 minutes and baste it with more honey.
  • Total smoking time should be about 15 minutes.
  • Fish will be done when it flakes easily and is cooked to the center
  • Place fish on platter on top of fresh watercress.
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