Fennel-Smoked Salmon

Fennel-Smoked Salmon

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"Definitely give this a try if you have problems with salmon sticking to your grill grates. Since the fish never touches the grill here, it's easy on, easy off. Just this feature alone makes the technique worthwhile."
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1 h 35 m servings 508 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 508 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 33.5 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 39.7 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 538 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place wood chips in a bowl; cover with several inches of cold water and let soak for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor charcoal grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Sprinkle wood chips over coals and close grill lid, leaving top vents open. When smoke rises from the vents, shut them, open the grill, and place fennel slices directly on the grates to create a bed.
  3. Generously season salmon fillets with salt and black pepper. Place salmon on top of fennel slices. Close the grill lid, leaving the vents shut. Cook until salmon is tender and starting to flake, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Discard fennel slices.
  4. Combine tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, fennel fronds, sugar, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Spoon tomato mixture over salmon and serve.


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i used all he ingredients, but backed the salmon! it came out to be awesome!Thanks.

I found this to be very good. Will definitely make it again.

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