Some people aren’t fans of salmon, and others haven’t even tried it. If you’re looking for a recipe to convert friends and family to being “pro salmon,” this is a good choice. It has a sweet heat that balances out the fish beautifully. Salmon is already a great seafood item, having a buttery texture. Plus, it’s good for you, having Omega-3 fats.

When shopping, allow ½ pound of salmon per person as a main dish. ¼ pound per person if you want to use this as an appetizer “dip.” If you’re creating an appetizer bar, this recipe pairs well with creamy cucumber salad, sweet potato fries, or grilled tomato with feta and lemon sauce.

honey salmon

Some people aren’t fans of salmon, and others haven’t even tried it. If you’re looking for a recipe to convert friends and family to being “pro salmon,” this is a good choice. It has a sweet heat that balances out the fish beautifully. Salmon is already a great seafood item, having a buttery texture. Plus, it’s good for you, having Omega-3 fats.
When shopping, allow ½ pound of salmon per person as a main dish. ¼ pound per person if you want to use this as an appetizer “dip.” If you’re creating an appetizer bar, this recipe pairs well with creamy cucumber salad, sweet potato fries, or grilled tomato with feta and lemon sauce.

Ingredients

  • Salmon
  • Smoky barbeque rub
  • 2 tbsp Chinese chili oil
  • cup honey barbecue sauce (your choice)
  • cup honey
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • Crostini

Instructions 

  • Preheat the smoker to 225F
  • Sprinkle barbecue rub lightly on both sides of the salmon.
  • Blend the oil, sauce, honey, and garlic
  • Spread most of this on the fish
  • Place on the smoker for 3 ½ hours (your fish should flake apart)
  • Brush one more time with the remaining sauce right before serving
  • Enjoy with crostini or crackers

Notes

If you’d like to change the flavor profile on the salmon, you can add orange zest to the sauce along with ginger, dried onion, and dill. For a kick, add horseradish. Follow with ginger beer.