Lightly Smoked Salmon

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Lightly Smoked Salmon
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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2
Servings
648
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.  

Smoked Salmon Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Smoked Salmon Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Smoked Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
44g
68%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Protein
46g
93%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B6
1mg
72%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
10mg
50%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
63mg
6%
Fiber
0.3g
1.3%
Folate (food)
63µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
68mg
17%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
20mg
100%
Phosphorus
568mg
81%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
1117mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.8%
Sodium
664mg
28%
Sugars, added
5g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.1%
Zinc
0.9mg
6%

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