Cold Smoked Salmon Recipe

Most of you have probably tried smoked salmon from Costco. It is delicious no matter how you eat it. I was challenged to make a recipe, just as well tasting, running tests in my kitchen, wasting salmon, up until it worked.

This recipe totally lives up to the amazing cold smoked salmon, but for a fraction of the cost. If you try this recipe, I don't think you will ever go back to purchasing a pre-smoked salmon.

Serving size:
15 min
Ready in
1 days 23 hr 20 min


Dry salmon fillet with paper towel. Season each side of the salmon generously with salt and sugar. Place in fridge for 12-18 hours.
Rinse salmon under cold water to remove extra seasoning. Dry with a paper towel.
Combine liquid smoke with water in a bowl.
Soak the salmon in a liquid smoke mixture, it may not all be covered so you would need to turn salmon once in a while. Keep salmon soaking for 6- 8 hours.
Remove salmon from liquid smoke and dry with a towel. Let salmon sit in a room temperature on a wire rack for about 8 hours, it will create nice dry crust all around. Slice salmon and serve as you wish. Salmon can be stored for up to a week in a fridge.
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