23 Delicious Smoked Salmon Recipes

Melt-in-your-mouth, salty, smoky, if this sounds familiar to you, then you’re probably a fan of smoked salmon. Plus, with these recipes, you’ll want to be eating them every day!

Even without a smoker, you can make your own delicious smoked salmon in the comfort of your home. You must toss some salmon on the grill and let it cook on low heat. 

23 Delicious Smoked Salmon Recipes

Likewise, if no grill is accessible, you can simply mimic the smoky flavor with your trusty oven and some liquid smoke. 

Although, of course, the simplest method is to purchase your smoked salmon ready-made. This way, you can whip up these smoked salmon recipes in no time. 

With this in mind, we have outlined 20 of the best smoked salmon recipes you need to try. 

Let’s get straight into it! 

1. Easy And Tender Smoked Salmon

This easy and tender smoke salmon recipe uses a hot smoking process and quick dry brine to achieve a flavorful fillet of salmon. 

With a simple rub combination of salt, pepper, and mustard. Then, it is tossed on some applewood and cherrywood to achieve a mildly sweet flavor. 

Once cooked, you’ll have a perfectly flaky, smoked salmon. Pair it with a cucumber tomato salad or corn on the cob for the best combination. 

2. Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon

With five simple ingredients and under two hours, prepare yourself for this brown sugar smoked salmon recipe – it is spiced to perfection and will blow you away.

The process of smoking meat can be intimidating for some. However, it is actually easier than you may expect. 

All you need for this recipe is a bit of salt and pepper, dill, and, of course, brown sugar, to make an exceptionally smoked salmon – perfect to accompany your cream cheese bagels.

For best results, allow the mixture to brine on top of the salmon in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Although, if you’re in a hurry, you can also get away with throwing all the spices on top and placing them in the smoker. 

3. Creamy Smoked Salmon Risotto

This risotto recipe combines all your favorite seafood and salmon to create a comforting dish perfect for those cold winter nights. 

An Italian classic risotto, this recipe is composed using gouda cheese, fresh dill, and, of course, fresh dill – a unique flavor twist on the classic recipe. 

With every bite, you’re rewarded with rich, smoky, and creamy pieces of smoked salmon. 

4. Traeger Smoked Salmon

Not only is this Traeger smoked salmon recipe incredibly easy to make but it is full of flavors, too! For those who love smoked salmon, you need to try this recipe!

This is one of those recipes you can make over and over again without getting tired of it. Melt-in-your-mouth, sweet, smoked salmon that has been brined and slow-cooked using your Traeger grill for exceptional results. 

With a simple homemade brine and slow-cooking method, you’ll have a wood-fired salmon tasting better than the ones you can buy in-store. 

For this rich and flavorful smoked salmon, low and slow is key. 

5. Honey-Smoked Salmon

This honey-smoked salmon recipe provides you with a smokey, sweet treat that every seafood lover is sure to love. 

A deliciously sweet honey glaze is hinted with fresh ground black pepper, as well as flashes of cayenne pepper for an added kick. 

Whether you enjoy it on its own or topped on a bagel with cream cheese, you won’t be disappointed either way. 

6. Seattle-Style Smoked Salmon Chowder

Haven’t had the chance to visit the Northwest yet? No worries, you can simply bring the Northwest to you with this Seattle-style smoked salmon chowder recipe. 

In this recipe, you’ll find all the typical chowder ingredients such as onion, cream, and potatoes. However, the special ingredients lie in the smoked salmon. 

Don’t get intimidated by the long list of ingredients, you’ll be surprised by how many things are already in your pantry. And once you combine all the different flavors – you won’t be disappointed! 

7. Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll-Ups With Citrus Soy Sauce

A fun twist on the classic sushi rolls, these smoked salmon sushi roll-ups are packed with lemony cream cheese, fresh cucumber, and creamy avocado slices, then rolled in everything but the bagel seasoning for the finishing touch. 

This recipe is great for those looking to skip the added starch of the rice, and instead, you’ll find Philadelphia cheese in its place. 

If you’re craving sushi, this is not only easy to make but tastes delicious – you’ll have it whipped up in no time. 

8. Smoked Salmon Dip

You simply can’t purchase a smoked salmon dip that tastes as good as this recipe! 

Without any of those artificial flavors, you’ll receive fresh salmon flavors with hints of soft and light cream cheese and tanginess from the lemon, paired with the dill, this makes a perfect combination of flavors – sure to impress. 

You’ll have to stop yourself from eating this dip straight from the bowl. Instead, pair them with some veggie sticks or crackers to make the most of those delicious flavors. 

9. Italian Smoked Salmon Pasta

This is a classic Italian smoked salmon recipe that uses penne pasta, heavy cream, hints of brandy, fresh parsley, white wine, and, of course, smoked salmon to create a deliciously festive traditional Italian pasta perfect for your Christmas celebrations. 

In Italy, smoked salmon pasta is typically made for special occasions, such as Christmas Eve dinner. 

The beauty of this dish is that it is easy to make for a crowd. Earlier in the day, you can prepare the sauce, then, all you have to do is, cook and drain the pasta and combine it with the creamy sauce. 

The secret ingredient in this recipe is a teaspoon of ketchup – don’t knock it until you try it! 

10. Everything Smoked Salmon Tart

If you’re looking for a dish that serves in both taste and wow factor, then you can’t go wrong with this smoked salmon tart recipe. 

You’ll find the topping consisting of a combination of all your favorite bagel and lox flavors, creating something that is fresh, creamy, tangy, and salty all at the same time. 

However, this recipe isn’t complete with everything but the bagel seasoning, adding the extra something the recipe was missing. 

11. Asian Salmon (Candied Salmon)

This smoky, sweet Asian (candied) salmon is made with flash-fried ginger to be served as a quick dinner over steamed veggies and fluffy rice. 

The marinade is made using a sweet sauce that is infused with liquid smoke. The final touch is a sprinkle of crispy ginger on top to combine the flavors together. 

12. 5-Minute Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon

This avocado toast with smoked salmon is the perfect way to fuel up for a busy day – while giving you a whole new perspective on what you can do with avocado toast! 

Not only is it super healthy but it is also incredibly delicious. Plus, depending on your preferences, there is some wiggle room to tailor the toppings to your taste. 

In this recipe, you’ll find tomatoes, spinach, and green onion – providing you with all the essential nutrients. 

13. Avocado Smoked Salmon Salad

Smoked salmon is combined with creamy avocado and pops of freshness from the arugula, mint leaves, and zucchini ribbons to create a no-cook salad that requires as little as 20 minutes to prepare. 

Tasty, easy, and quick. These are all elements you look out for when making a delicious yet appetizing lunch. 

Avocado and smoked salmon are a classic pairing – the perfect combination for a delicious salad, too. 

Throw in some arugula, shaved zucchini ribbons, capers, and mint leaves, alongside a zesty creme fraiche dressing, and – oh boy – you’re in for a treat. 

14. Smoked Salmon, Avocado, And Arugula Salad

Looking for the ultimate salad? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find all your favorite ingredients that combine to create a fresh, savory, and creamy delight. 

In addition to the smoked salmon and avocados, you’ll also find a tangy champagne vinaigrette that adds some character to your salad. 

The best part? It only takes around five minutes to whip together – it is sure to hit the spot every time. 

15. Seared Salmon Over Whole Wheat Pasta

If you prefer to serve your salmon alongside a side dish, then you can’t go wrong with this seared salmon over whole wheat pasta. 

Instead of searing your salmon, you can simply replace it with one of the above-mentioned recipes instead. 

This makes the recipe much easier, and quicker, to make. However, whichever way you choose to cook your salmon, you’re guaranteed great results. 

16. Creamy Salmon Risoni

Upgrade your risoni pasta with this creamy salmon risoni recipe. It combines those ultimate comfort elements – creaminess and garlickyness – for an extravagant dish.

Here, you’ll find the secret ingredient: hot smoked salmon. All this means is that the salmon is cooked at a higher temperature as opposed to being cold-smoked. 

This provides you with a smokier flavor. 

17. Smoked Salmon Bagel

Whether you decide to include smoked salmon, gravlax, or lox, this open-faced bagel salmon sandwich is sure to blow you away. 

Topped with scallions, dill, pickled red onions, and capers, with each bite; you’ll experience a burst of flavor. 

This is a great choice for lunch but can also make for a light, summer dinner when served with a summer side salad. 

18. Salmon Gnocchi

This salmon gnocchi recipe is whipped up in less than 10 minutes – requiring only one skillet, too. Great for those tiresome weeknight dinners when you’re looking for something quick to make. 

Gnocchi, salmon, and spinach are cooked in a deliciously creamy sauce and then topped with Parmesan cheese for the finishing touch. 

If you’re looking for an authentic Italian recipe that is both tasty, simple to make, and filling, then you’re going to love this recipe. 

19. Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

This recipe combines a creamy and savory combination of cream cheese and smoked salmon with hints of lemon pepper to create this show-stopping smoked salmon cheese ball. 

On the outside, you’ll find a mixture of crunchy and fresh herbs and nuts – which add to the dip experience. 

Plus, it contains a touch of class – making it perfect for every occasion.

20. Cedar Planked Salmon With Lemon, Garlic & Herbs

Cedar-planked salmon, when grilled, provides a wonderful smoky flavor that – to your surprise – never sticks to the grill!

You may have seen cedar-planked salmon as a staple at your favorite restaurants, however, did you know that it is super simple – not to forget, cheaper – to make in the comfort of your home?

With this recipe, you’ll be making restaurant-quality cedar-planked salmon in no time. 

21. Smoked Salmon Pizza

Ever considered putting smoked salmon on your pizza before? Well, you’re in for a treat with this recipe. 

Using handmade – or pre-bought – pizza dough and a couple of ingredients, this is the perfect pizza for your summer activities. 

22. Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes

These smoked salmon potato cakes are crispy pan-seared on the outside with homemade breadcrumbs, and soft on the inside with the masked potatoes and smoked salmon. 

When paired with the spicy dill-garlic dip – it makes for the perfect bite-sized breakfast. 

23. Hot Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl

This Poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish that translates to ‘cut or slice’ – which typically refers to any seafood-based dish that contains a colorful array of vegetables and rice. 

With under 15 minutes of cooking time, the result is an insanely appealing bowl that will keep you full and nourished throughout the day. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze Salmon?

Yes, salmon can be frozen for up to 2 months. To ensure your salmon remains fresh, make sure you keep it wrapped in an airtight container. 

Final Thoughts

Salmon is an incredible ingredient that can be added to various dishes. Not only is it packed with healthy omega-3, but it also adds deliciousness to any dish. 

From salmon gnocchi and pizza, hopefully, this guide has provided you with some inspiration for your next smoked salmon dishes. 

23 Delicious Smoked Salmon Recipes

23 Delicious Smoked Salmon Recipes

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Get ready to impress with these 23 delicious smoked salmon recipes. From simple pan-roasts to smoked salmon sushi and more, there’s something for every taste.

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