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34 Best Salmon Recipes: Smoked & Grilled

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Get hooked on smokin’ seafood with these grilled and smoked salmon recipes. Salmon is a great choice for any meal, any day of the week. It’s easy to make and versatile. Salmon takes on any flavor—especially when it’s wood-fired. And with the right temps: flaking, fresh, and tender.

Channel your inner pitmaster pro with these creative takes on seafood classics. Try a tropical twist by topping grilled salmon with mango salsa. Or a jalapeño-candied take, perhaps? You can even spice up your salmon routine with the bold taste of Panang curry. No matter how you make it, these top-rated recipes are guaranteed to wow the crowd and leave them wanting more.

Best Grilled & Smoked Salmon Recipes

Grilled Salmon Steaks with BBQ Corn Salad

Say goodbye to the same old salmon and hello to fresh flavor. Salmon steaks are cooked over high heat then topped with a black bean, bacon, and tomato grilled corn salad.

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Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

This sweet and peppery dry rub fuses with the salmon to form a caramelization when grilled over high heat. Drizzle the balsamic over top of that crisp, peppery sweetness, this opulent salmon dish is simply delectable.

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Grilled Sriracha Salmon with Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Dennis The Prescott’s bringing the sweet-heat with this maple sriracha salmon and avocado pineapple salsa. Try out this smokin' sweet & spicy combo for your next seafood night.

Full Grilled Sriracha Salmon with Avocado Pineapple Salsa Recipe


Honey Balsamic Salmon

Wood-fired fresh salmon grills to sweet and flaky perfection. This fish will keep your family coming back for more.

Full Honey Balsamic Salmon Recipe


Smoked Salmon Salad With Dill & New Potatoes

Summer's around the corner. Reel in a crowd with an elegant twist on this upstream swimmer.

Full Smoked Salmon Salad With Dill & New Potatoes Recipe


BBQ Roasted Salmon

Forget naked grilled salmon & get sauced with this tangy barbecue smoked variation.

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Smoked Salmon

Stop swimming upstream and start smoking salmon with ease. This smoked salmon takes all the guesswork out of the equation, leaving you perfectly smoked salmon every time.

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Red Curry Salmon with Avocado Creme

This smoked salmon is the perfect way to jazz up salmon. It’s slathered in an avocado creme and sizzled in Thai curry spices, that will make your taste buds sing.

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Smoked Salt Cured Lox

Savory breakfast, coming right up. This brined salmon, cold smoked and sliced thin, rests on a bagel and schmear, garnished with capers, red onion, tomatoes, and dill.

Full Smoked Salt Cured Lox Recipe


Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Salmon

Spicy sriracha, sweet brown sugar, fresh garlic and ginger, and a subtle hint of savory chipotle make for one magical marinade. With a quick sear, it’s flaky with a slight caramelization perfect for any occasion.

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Citrus Salmon

Slather that salmon in butter, lemon, and dill for a zesty flavor that’s sure to please any eater.

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Smoked Salmon Candy

Meat candy ahead: Salmon fillets are cured with salt and brown sugar, then smoked and mopped with maple syrup for a sweet and savory treat.

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Salmon Breakfast Pizza

Remix your breakfast routine with Dennis The Prescott’s wood-fired twist on bagels and lox. Smoked salmon, red onion and capers get elevated by whipped goat cheese, avocado and poached eggs.

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Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Give your usual bagel and lox the Traeger twist with our wood-fired flatbread topped with crème fraiche and smoked salmon.

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Grilled Salmon With Smoked Avocado Salsa

Give your fresh catch a smoky, wood-fired twist. This salmon is seasoned with Traeger Fin & Feather Rub, grilled over applewood and topped with a fresh smoked avocado salsa.

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Cold-Smoked Salmon Gravlax

This dish is simple and simply delicious. Salmon is cold-smoked over apple wood, then served alongside capers, cream cheese, and a healthy dose of fresh dill.

Full Cold-Smoked Salmon Gravlax Recipe


Sweet Smoked Salmon

The name says it all. This salmon takes traditional smoked salmon one step beyond its natural deliciousness by incorporating a sweet and savory rub. The rub offers a mild flavoring that pairs well with the smokiness of the salmon in salads, on bagels, or even eaten plain.

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Jalapeño Candied Smoked Salmon

Spicy candied salmon is a delicious snack that’s high in protein & easy to take on hikes, a bike ride, or a day on the lake.

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Grilled Panang Curry Salmon

Spice up your salmon routine with the bold taste of ThaiFusion’s Panang Curry and Traeger’s signature wood-fired flavor. Don’t forget to go big by adding mussels and prawns for the ultimate smokin’ seafood dish.

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Vodka Brined Smoked Wild Salmon

Alaskan grizzly bears snag salmon fresh out of the stream. We like to add some wood-fire smoke for a gourmet meal that's fit for anyone who loves the wild.

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Vodka Brined Smoked Wild Salmon

Grilled Blackened Saskatchewan Salmon

This simple salmon recipe really lets the flavor shine. Start with a salmon fillet, brush with Italian dressing, and sprinkle with Traeger’s Blackened Saskatchewan Rub. That’s it. Grill the fish for 20-30 minutes and get ready to dig in!

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Cider Hot-Smoked Salmon

This recipe for Cider Hot-Smoked Salmon is perfectly timed for cooler weather and comforting food.

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Sweet Smoked Salmon Jerky

Give smoked salmon a sweet twist, and turn it into a hearty snack. With brown sugar & a few hours in the smoker, our jerky recipe will satisfy any savory craving.

Full Sweet Smoked Salmon Jerky Recipe


Grilled Salmon Tacos with Smoked Tomato Salsa

You’ll go overboard for these fish tacos—grilled spicy salmon is served with smoked tomato salsa and cabbage slaw.

Full Grilled Salmon Tacos with Smoked Tomato Salsa Recipe


Teriyaki Salmon

This easy teriyaki salmon marinade gives Traeger baked salmon a sweet coating that even the kids will flip for. Serve it up as the main event tonight, then use the leftovers in a teriyaki salmon bowl tomorrow.

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Simple Glazed Salmon Fillets

When you have that hankering for glazed restaurant-style salmon, simply fire up your wood-fired grill and make this easy salmon recipe in your backyard.

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Sweet Mandarin Salmon

Our sweet mandarin salmon recipe features a tangy glaze with a hint of fresh lime juice and seasonings. Brush it onto a salmon filet and finish it on the Traeger for flaky seafood perfection.

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Garlic Salmon

Get hooked on this grilled garlic salmon. Simply brush a garlic, parsley, and olive oil mixture on the fillet, toss it on the grill, and let our wood-fired flavor do the rest.

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Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon with Mango Salsa

Grill up this salmon dish for a fresh-tasting fiesta. Our recipe features hot and savory peppers, a twist of lime, and tropical mango for a touch of sweetness.

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Roasted Wild Salmon With Pickled Cauliflower Salad

From stream to table. This wild salmon is seasoned with garlic, parsley, dill, and fresh lemon juice, then roasted over applewood and paired with a homemade pickled cauliflower salad.

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Roasted Sheet Pan Salmon with Vegetables and Pesto

The beauty of this recipe is that it all cooks together in 10-12 minutes! Salmon is such a crowd-pleaser on the grill and is a perfect match for these spring vegetables with pesto. But how often do we focus on crispy salmon skin? This recipe cooks the salmon with the skin side up for a beautiful presentation for those who love the skin. And if you don’t care for it? No worries! Cook it skin-side down and it will still be beautiful.

Full Roasted Sheet Pan Salmon with Spring Vegetables and Pesto Recipe


Baked Salmon Cakes

Try out a wood-fired twist on this upstream swimmer. Fresh salmon is mixed with veggies, breadcrumbs, brightened with lemon zest, and fresh dill and baked over maple hardwood. You'll love this fresh caught starter.

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Smoked Salmon Potato Bake

The potatoes and Traeger seasoning give this hearty smoked salmon breakfast casserole a great warm flavor. Cook it up using leftover salmon, or grab a fresh slab and get smoking.

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Smoked Salmon Sandwich

This fish is as fresh as the water it was swimming in. Enjoy this apple smoked salmon sandwich with a creamy herb mayo, heirloom tomatoes, greens and topped with the tang of pickled onions on a rustic ciabatta roll.

Full Smoked Salmon Sandwich Recipe

Citrus Salmon

by Traeger Kitchen

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

15 Min





Slather that salmon in butter, lemon, and dill for a zesty flavor that’s sure to please any eater.

2 TablespoonUnsalted butter, softened
1/2 Teaspoonlemon zest
1 Teaspoonlemon juice
2 Teaspoonchopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
1/2 Teaspoonkosher salt
To TasteBlack pepper
4 (8 oz) skin-on salmon fillets
4 Sliceslemon
  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 2

    In a small bowl, mix together the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper.

  • 3

    Generously slather the top of each salmon fillet with the lemon-dill butter. Top each fillet with a lemon slice.

  • 4

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a salmon fillet. Place the fillets, skin-side down, directly on the grill grates. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium-rare, 15-20 minutes, or to your desired temperature.

  • 5

    Remove the salmon from the grill. Garnish with more dill and serve. Enjoy!

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