Lightly Smoked Salmon

Lightly Smoked Salmon
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Lightly Smoked Salmon

Tim McGeever

Lightly Smoked Salmon

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 44g 68%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 9g 44%
  • Fiber 0g 2%
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 18g
  • Polyunsaturated 10g
  • Protein 47g 93%
  • Cholesterol 125mg 42%
  • Sodium 472mg 20%
  • Calcium 64mg 6%
  • Magnesium 69mg 17%
  • Potassium 1,128mg 32%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 569mg 81%
  • Vitamin A 9µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 19mg 32%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 33%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 24%
  • Niacin (B3) 20mg 100%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 73%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 64µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 7µg 122%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 51%
  • Vitamin K 12µg 15%
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