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Smoked Salmon

Interestingly, Salmon is considered an anadromous species, this means they are born in freshwater and then move to the ocean once they mature. They then return to freshwater to spawn/lay eggs. Salmon is found commonly in the Atlantic Ocean. Many researchers regard it as one of the most widely consumed fish in different parts of the world. Countries like China, Japan, Bangladesh, and India are some of the most prominent consumers of salmon. 

Hot Smoked salmon is an exciting dish cooked with a bunch of exotic spices and aromatics. Generally, it is preferred in countries like India, where people love to indulge in spicy flavours. Today, we have a step-by-step recipe for a more classic yet delicious smoked salmon. 

Smoked Salmon: Nutrition, How It’s Made, and More

The smoked salmon recipe is one of the trendiest recipes of all time. It is easy to cook and delicious at the same time. The best part is that it is full of nutrients that keep your health in check. If you’re eager to learn the best way to smoke salmon, striking the right balance between spices, salt, and pepper is crucial.

Is Smoked Salmon Healthy? 

Do you know that Salmon is an excellent source of protein and Omega-3? Yes, this delicious dish is a perfect combination of taste and healthy notes which can keep you going all day. It also contains the right quantity of vitamin B and sodium, making it a healthy choice.

Health Benefits of Smoked Salmon

  • Salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3, which is great for the heart. 
  • Selenium which helps to improve brain health can also be found in salmon.

Atlantic Salmon from Licious

Are you looking for the best salmon? At Licious, we ensure that only the best quality salmon reaches your doorstep. At Licious, our fish is caught daily from approved partners and is passed through 150+ safety & quality checks. Additionally, the fish is cut and cleaned by experts for convenience and hygienically vacuum-packed to lock in freshness. None of our meats or seafood are frozen, they are always fresh and temperature controlled between 0-4℃.

Print Recipe
Simple Smoked Salmon Recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Keyword smoked salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
person
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Keyword smoked salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
person
Instructions
  1. In a plastic container, place the salmon, add cold water, sugar, and salt, and mix them in.
  2. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for 25-37 hours before you start to smoke it.
  3. Once you’re done, bring it out of the refrigerator and rinse it carefully using cold water. Pat it dry with a clean cloth.
  4. Place the salmon in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours again.
  5. Apply oil to the fish to prepare it for smoking. You can smoke the salmon in a pan on the stove at home. In order to smoke the fish, you will require a pan, wood chips of your choosing, a rack to rest the fish on (this will keep the fish elevated above the wood chips) and tin foil.
  6. Place the wood chips in the pan, then place the rack on top of this and put the oiled salmon on the rack. Turn on the stove to high heat and allow the wood chips to heat until they being to smoke. When they start to smoke a lot, carefully cover the entire pan tightly with foil (the smoke should not be able to escape. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer and allow the fish to smoke for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, turn off the stove and allow the pan to cool down without removing the foil. Once cool enough to touch, remove the foil and serve the fish.
Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestions Add onion rings on the side. Add some chopped cilantro on top. Serve with rice or naan. If you’re ready to try this delicious smoked salmon recipe, you can get the main ingredient from Licious! Make sure you don’t forget to tag us by using the hashtag #MadeWithLicious. We are excited to see your version of our recipe!

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