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Lemon Garlic Smoked Salmon Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PrimeWaters Seafood. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Inside: Find out how to make a delicious lemon garlic smoked salmon recipe that will have everyone asking for the recipe.  Smoked Salmon with asparagus and lemon Ever since we bought our first wood pellet smoker last year, we have used it as often as possible. We have made brisket, nachos, pizza, ribs, and more!  One of our favorite things to smoke, however, is salmon. Smoked salmon is delicious, healthy, and easy to make. It doesn’t take as long to cook as other meats, which is also convenient. 

What Kind Of Salmon Should You Use?

In order to make this lemon garlic smoked salmon recipe, you will want to choose some high quality salmon first.  For this recipe, you can use any type of salmon filet. That said, I chose to use PrimeWaters Seafood Atlantic salmon from Norway. I love how convenient it is to buy PrimeWaters Seafood salmon on Amazon. Now through July 13, 2019, you can save 25% off your order by clicking here and using the code 25LATINA. Shop now on Amazon.

One good thing about Atlantic salmon is that it is hard to overcook and can be prepared in many ways.  They send it quickly and securely with the perfect amount of dry-ice so that it arrives frozen and ready to thaw and cook or save for later.  Each package of Atlantic salmon is sourced from icy and pristine Norwegian waters, and all PrimeWaters salmon are traceable from sea to table. PrimeWaters salmon is raised in clean sea water with vibrant currents and plenty of room to swim. Constantly moving water brings oxygen into the water that is necessary for the salmon – an active fish – to breath and grow. That allows them to deliver a clean, pure tasting salmon. 

How Do You Make This Lemon Garlic Smoked Salmon Recipe?

This recipe is so easy to make. You will start by thawing out the salmon filets and placing them on a baking sheet.  Next, you will create the lemon garlic butter coating that will give the recipe lots of flavor. This consists of softened butter, lemon juice, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Once you mix it all together, you will add a generous amount on top of each salmon filet.  Preparing the smoked salmon At this point, you will want to preheat your wood pellet smoker to 350 degrees. I used pecan wood pellets, but you can really use just about any variety for this recipe.  Once the smoker is at the right temperature, you will add the salmon filets directly onto the grill. I always use the probe thermometer that is connected with my wood pellet grill to monitor the temperature. You can also use a stand-alone probe thermometer to check the temperature. The salmon is done when it reaches the temperature in the next section. 

What Temperature Should You Cook The Smoked Salmon To?

For farm-raised salmon, I always pull the salmon off the smoker at 125 degrees fahrenheit. I then tent it with aluminum foil for about 10-15 minutes before serving and it always turns out perfectly. If you leave it too long, it can become dry, which you definitely don’t want to happen!  Smoked Salmon with asparagus ready to eat

What Can You Serve With The Salmon

When I make this smoked salmon recipe, I usually serve it with rice and sauteed vegetables like broccoli or asparagus.  It is also delicious on its own or chopped up and added to a salad.

I tend to make a lot when I make this recipe and I will separate it up into individual portions so that I can include it in my lunches and dinners throughout the week.  I hope that you enjoy this recipe and please let me know in the comments below how it turns out! Get your salmon delivered to your door from Amazon

Smoked Salmon with asparagus and lemon
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Lemon Garlic Smoked Salmon

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting Time10 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon
Servings: 6 Salmon Filets
Calories: 71kcal


  • 6 5 oz PrimeWaters Seafood Salmon Filets
  • 4 tbsp softened butter
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Preheat wood pellet smoker to 350 degrees F
  • Combine all of the ingredients (except the salmon) in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add a generous amount of the butter mixture on top of each filet of salmon, and top with lemon slices if desired
  • Add each filet to the wood pellet grill and cook until an internal temperature of 125 degrees is reached.
  • Remove the filets from the grill and tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and additional spices for presentation


Serving: 1Salmon Filet | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 2mg
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Bryanne H.

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

This is such a gorgeously simple preparation. I can't speak more highly of it! I've been spending a little extra $ to buy really nice salmon (these guys are the best!, and this recipe really brought out the salmon flavors. Thank you for sharing!

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