Lightly Smoked Salmon

Lightly Smoked Salmon
Tim McGeever


  • One  16-ounce salmon fillet
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  red pepper jelly

OK, this salmon isn't really lightly smoked (there's not even wood chips involved in this recipe), but doesn't it just bother you when someone says grilled salmon and it really was sitting on top of a piece of aluminum foil? Maybe it's just me, but I hope you don't hold it against me for using the term here, because in essence, that's what happened to this salmon. The open flames of the grill may not have touched the salmon directly, but they created enough smoke to slowly and tenderly cook the fillet so that it turns out moist and flavorful.

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Preheat an outdoor grill on medium-high heat. Alternatively, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

If using a grill, lay the salmon on top of a piece of aluminum foil folded in half twice, and for the oven, place it in a glass baking dish. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper jelly; spread the jelly with a butter knife so it coats the entire fillet.

Lay the aluminum foil on the grill, cover, or place in the oven, and let the salmon cook until it’s cooked through but still retains a slightly pink exterior, about 10 minutes.  


Calories per serving:

623 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 88g 135%
  • Carbs 16g 5%
  • Saturated 18g 88%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 37g
  • Polyunsaturated 21g
  • Protein 93g 186%
  • Cholesterol 249mg 83%
  • Sodium 943mg 39%
  • Calcium 129mg 13%
  • Magnesium 138mg 34%
  • Potassium 2,256mg 64%
  • Iron 6mg 31%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 1,137mg 162%
  • Vitamin A 19µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 39mg 64%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 66%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 47%
  • Niacin (B3) 40mg 200%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 146%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 128µg 32%
  • Vitamin B12 15µg 244%
  • Vitamin E 20mg 101%
  • Vitamin K 25µg 31%
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