Recipe lovers, your life is about to change! If you love smoked salmon but don’t want to spend the money on a high-end product from your local Whole Foods Market. Then this homemade smoked salmon recipe is perfect for you.
Not only will it cut your costs compared to buying a similar quality smoked fish, but it’s easy to prepare. This recipe calls for simple ingredients, and the process takes very little time — so get ready!
What you need
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Instructions for homemade smoked salmon
This simple recipe for homemade smoked salmon is easy to follow and can be made in a smoker or on the grill. You can add grilled or toasted breadcrumbs to make this recipe even more delicious! This recipe is great for entertaining and a perfect messy side dish. When making a meal like this for a crowd, skip the breadcrumbs and use a mix of coarse and powdered breakfast, cracker, or granola grits mix. This recipe can be doubled or tripled, making it one of our favorite quick weeknight meals.
Makes: 4 servings Time: About 20 minutes Ingredients2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar3 Tbsp sugar4 Tbsp smoked paprika2 Tbsp fresh cracked pepper1 bay leaf1/4 tsp salt1 cup thinly sliced white potato Directions In a heavy skillet, warm the butter over medium-low heat. Add the vinegar, sugar, and smoked paprika and stir until the sugar is dissolved and everything is well blended. Reduce the heat to medium and add salt and pepper. Stir until the salt is dissolved and the potatoes are softened for about 15 minutes.
Serve directly, or cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Makes: 4 servings Time: About 20 minutes Ingredients2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar3 Tbsp honey3 Tbsp dried dill1 Tbsp lemon juice2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed1 lb lean ground turkey3 large eggs1 onion, sliced1 clove garlic, minced In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add vinegar, honey, dill, lemon juice, and minced garlic and cook 2 minutes, often stirring, until the honey is released and the mixture is fragrant. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the meat 3–4 minutes on each side to cook through, stirring occasionally. Remove the sausage from the pan and set it aside. Place the eggs, onion, and garlic on a large platter and spread 2 Tbsp of the sausage cooking liquid over the bottom of the platter.
How to make homemade smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is a great ingredient to add to your meals in the morning or as a snack. It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids and gives you the energy to get you through your day. If you’ve ever wondered how to make homemade smoked salmon, here’s how you can make it at home. 1. Chop the fatty tail of the salmon and place it on a paper towel. 2. Put the salt, sugar, and rosemary bay leaf into a non-stick pan and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 3. Once the sugar has reached your desired level of sweetness, add the smoked salmon and cook for one minute. Turn down the heat and allow the salmon to rest for several minutes before serving. 4. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
How to store your homemade smoked salmon
Homemade smoked salmon is one of the most delicious things you’ll ever make. The key to keeping it super fresh is to keep it in the fridge and to wrap it tightly in good-quality cling film. You can also freeze it, but remember to defrost it in the fridge, never at room temperature. Use a fish brush to apply the olive oil. For the best results, use a mix of fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel to create a gel-like dressing. Or you can even use smoked oysters and avocado for added richness: salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pan over high heat. Add the olive oil and the smoked salmon skin and cook until both sides are browned, 3–4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the pan.
Add the shallot and cook for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, occasionally stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3–4 minutes. Slice the smoked salmon into small pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the reserved smoked salmon. Cook until well-browned, 3–4 minutes per side. Transfer the salmon to a plate. Stir in the lemon juice, mustard, parsley, and capers.
Serving tips for homemade smoked salmon
Making homemade smoked salmon is a great way to give a gift to your friends and family for the holidays. It’s also a way to treat yourself to a delicious, high-quality snack that’s good for you. The best part about serving homemade smoked salmon is that you can serve it in an endless number of ways. It can be wrapped in bacon or lettuce (for an extra treat), smeared on fried potato chips, or even eaten as-is with your favorite dip.
When making homemade smoked salmon, you will need: A small pile of freshly shelled nuts (peanut, cashew, almond, or pistachio works well) 2 Tbsp olive oil two clove garlic, minced ½ tsp dried rosemary ¾ tsp dried basil ¾ tsp dried oregano Freshly ground pepper 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp dry white wine 1 Tbsp liquid smoke Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. On a baking sheet, lightly coat both sides with olive oil.
Season both sides with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Place two nuts on top of each side and sprinkle with the remaining ingredients. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, just until the mixture looks dry. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining ingredients. While your salmon is cooking and cooling, prepare your dressing.
In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, white wine, liquid smoke, and smoked salmon. Whisk gently to combine. Top each bagel and bagel egg with 1/4 cup of the homemade smoked salmon mixture. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until the tops are still slightly warm and the eggs are cooked through. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.