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Hot Smoked Salmon on a Stick

This hot smoked salmon on a stick recipe is easy, quick and gives everyone their own skewer full of wonderful smoked salmon. You gotta love that!
Course Entree
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3-4 lb Filet of Salmon (fresh, wild caught is best)
  • Olive oil
  • Jeff’s rub recipe
  • Jeff’s sauce recipe
  • Skewers extra long (9 to 11 inch works best)


Prepare Salmon

  • Cut salmon in half lengthwise separating the thick part from the thinner part.
  • Further separate lengthwise into strips that are 1.5 to 2 inches wide
  • Make cuts every 2 inches or so vertically through the fish stopping when you reach the skin
  • Slide the knife blade between the fish and the skin to separate the skin from the fish
  • Place the pieces of salmon onto skewers making sure to put pieces of similar thickness on the same skewer
  • Brush olive oil onto the salmon to help the rub to stick
  • Sprinkle Jeff's rub onto the salmon to add a nice layer of flavor and seasoning to the fish.

Smoking the Salmon

  • Place the salmon skewers onto oiled smoker grates
  • Smoke fish at 225°F for about 1 to 1.5 hours or until it reaches 135°F* in the center.
  • Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the fish after about 45 minutes or sooner if the fish is a little on the thin side.

Serving the Smoked Salmon

  • When the fish has reached 135°F*, remove it from the smoker and serve immediately.


*USDA safe temperature for fish is 145°F however most chefs recommend cooking this salmon to a maximum temperature of 135°F for best flavor and texture.