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Smoked salmon fillet baked to perfection, placed on a slate board with slices of lemon beside it.

Best Smoked Salmon on Pellet Grill

This smoked salmon recipe turns an ordinary piece of fish into an extraordinary, delectable, melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful morsel that will become a new favorite with just your first bite. What is really amazing is how easy it is - hardly any prep and utter deliciousness. I mean, seriously. It is so unbelievably easy!
4.78 from 114 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course All Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 236 kcal


  • Pellet grill
  • ThermPro Wireless Remote Digital Thermometer


  • 2-3 pound salmon fillet
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar or sweetener of your choice


  • Preheat the smoker to 300 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, make the spice rub by mixing paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the salmon.
  • Place the whole salmon fillet on the grill. If you have a temperature probe, insert it into the center of the thickest part of the meat. Close the grill lid.
  • Cook until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This should take about 1 hour.
  • Remove from grill and place on serving platter.
  • Enjoy hot off the grill!


Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only
Make sure you do not run out of wood pellets.
Allow leftovers to cool, then place in a container with a lid or wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Serving: 1gCalories: 236kcalProtein: 25gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 166mg
Keyword barbecue, salmon
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