Hot Smoked Salmon

Hot Smoked Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 servings as a meal
Hot smoked salmon is a versatile dish that can be eaten as a delicious main course for a nice dinner, be the star of a great appetizer, or the center of an amazing sandwich. A part of what makes hot smoked salmon so versatile is it can be served hot or cold. This hot smoked salmon recipe uses a stove top smoker to gently smoke the salmon with alder wood, which gives it a rich, delicate flavor. Smoking salmon this way is meant to give the salmon lots of flavor and a nice soft texture, not to preserve it for a long time, like cold smoking can.
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  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder


  • Remove any remaining pin bones, wash the salmon in cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Combine the smoked paprika, mustard powder, salt, and pepper together. Spread the spice mixture over the top of the salmon.
  • Using a stovetop smoker, smoke the salmon using alder wood for 30 to 40 minutes on medium-low heat. The amount of time it takes to smoke the salmon will depend on the filet's thickness.
  • The salmon is done when it is firm to the touch and cooked all the way through.
  • This salmon can be served as a main course, part of an appetizer, or with a couple of slices of good pumpernickel as part of a delicious sandwich.