5 from 8 votes
smoked maple glazed salmon
Maple Orange Hot Smoked Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
23 hrs 5 mins
 
This Smoked Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is the most delectable, smoky, sweet, melt in your mouth salmon you will ever have.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients
  • 2-3 pound salmon fillet cut into individual portions
  • 4 cups cool water
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • zest of 1 orange
Maple Orange glaze
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
Instructions
  1. In a glass baking dish, combine all of the ingredients for the cure and stir until the salt is dissolved. Gently submerge your salmon portions in the curing liquid, cover, and refrigerate for 8-12 hours. If your salmon fillets are thin, 8 hours should be enough. Thicker fillets will take 12 hours.
  2. Remove the salmon from the curing liquid and transfer to a cooling rack positioned over a cookie sheet. Place the salmon in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight to develop a pellicle.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup and orange juice and set aside.
  4. Preheat your smoker to 165-170 degrees F. Place the salmon on the grates skin side down and smoke for 3-4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 145 degrees. Brush your salmon with the maple/orange juice glaze every hour while smoking.
  5. Hot smoked salmon can be served warm or cold. Simply flake and eat.