Smoked Citrus Salmon Recipe

Smoked Citrus Salmon

Slather that salmon in herbs for a creamy zest that’s sure to please any eater, young or old.


2 Fresh salmon filets

1 Tsp onion powder

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp celery seed

1 Tsp smoked paprika

1 Tsp peppercorn medley

1 Tsp sea salt

1 Orange

One bundle fresh parsley

1 Tsp brown sugar

4 Tbsp butter

Equipment Used:

P10 Bradley Smoker

Bradley Smoker non-stick mats

Bradley Smoker Settings:

Wood: Cherry

Temperature: 226ºF

Smoke Timer: 60 minutes

Timer: 45-60 minutes


Set your Bradley Smoker to the listed settings and set a timer for 45 minutes.

When buying your Salmon make sure you ask to have the pin bones removed that way you do not have to mess with them. If the Salmon has the pin bones, remove them prior to moving forward.

Time to season the meat. In an empty seasoning bottle, mix the brown sugar, sea salt (ground), pepper (ground), celery seed, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and onion powder. Sprinkle a nice coating on top of the Salmon filets.

Using a zester, zest the orange skin onto the salmon to add a little more flavor. Using the remaining orange, slice the rest into ¼ inch slices and place on top of each filet.

Moving to the smoker; using the Bradley Smoker nonstick mat, place the filets onto the wire rack. Place the filets into the smoker and start your timer. Remember, do not smoke the meat to a specific time but rather a specific temperature.

After 45 minutes in the smoker, use a skillet to add 4 tbsp. butter and melt it down to a liquid. Turn on medium- high to high heat on the burner to allow the butter to brown a bit. Remove the salmon from the smoker and place into the skillet and hear the sizzle.

Cook in the skillet turning on all three sides (except the top side) until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF.

Top each fillet with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Recipe by Moody Foodie Tulsa