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Easy Smoked Salmon Recipe

"A reader shared this recipe in another Reiman magazine years ago...and it has become my favorite way to prepare salmon," writes Norma Fell from Boyne City, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke


  • 1. Place salmon, skin side down, in an 11x7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt and pepper. Drizzle with Liquid Smoke. Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
  • 2. Drain and discard liquid. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 ounce-weight: 110 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat.

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rosehamade User ID: 618744 75870
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I made this with flounder instead of salmon and it was amazing! This recipe is a keeper!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 53212
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I've made this recipe many times, and it's so good. Reminds me of the packaged smoked salmon my Aunt in Seattle always sent to us for Christmas. Yummy!"

Asia domini User ID: 5267075 60552
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"I wasn't so big on the brown sugar and it could have uses some herbs..."

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 130757
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2007

"I had been looking for a good salmon recipe and came across this one - never used liquid smoke, but was very pleased with this recipe, everyone just love it! It is definately a "keeper"!!"

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