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Pile of salmon burnt ends on a serving platter.
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Salmon Burnt Ends

These salmon burnt ends are little nuggets of seafood goodness. They're slow-smoked in a sweet rub and then glazed over with my maple bourbon grilling glaze to coat them in a sweet and savory finishing sauce.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Salmon Burnt Ends
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch



  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F with a mild hardwood like maple, alder, cherry, or pecan.
  • Cube. Cut your salmon into cubes that are about 1 1/2-2 inches and as similar in size as you can get them for even cooking.
  • Season. Season the salmon cubes on all sides with the Sweet BBQ Rub.
  • Smoke. Place the salmon cubes on the smoker grates, close the lid, and smoke for about 1 hour, or until your salmon reaches 125 degrees F in the thickest part.
  • Sauce. Drizzle the salmon bites with the Maple Bourbon Glaze, close the lid, and continue cooking until the salmon reaches 145 degrees F (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Enjoy. Remove the salmon to your serving platter and enjoy immediately.



Sweet Rub
Maple Bourbon Glaze


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 5mg