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Smoked Wild Salmon on the Big Green Egg

I recently got a Big Green Egg and am learning to use it and love it more and more each day. The first thing I officially smoked on the egg was a nice piece of wild sockeye salmon. I figured it would be a short smoke and a bit on the forgiving side since I would not have to maintain a low temperature for hours and hours and hours.

salmon smoked on big green egg

Not bad for a first attempt! Flaky, slightly smoky and delicious.

Level of Difficulty:Easy
Time Required:Prep Time – 10min; Cook Time – 25-35 min

Ingredients:

1 large wild salmon filet (don’t use the farm raised stuff for a good smoked salmon)

2 T brown sugar

4 T ponzu

1 jalapeno or Serrano pepper, finely diced

1/2 T fresh cracked black pepper

1t ginger powder

Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:

Big Green Egg or smoker of your choice

Basting brush

Preparing Smoked Wild Salmon on the Big Green Egg:

Get your egg started and at about 275 degrees with the smoke plate on (notice how brand new and pretty mine was in this picture).

smoked salmon

Choose some wood for the smoke. I had apple wood on hand and used it and I liked it. A friend told me that alder wood is the best with salmon so I’ll try that next time. Soak those and get them smoking on the Egg.

When the smoker is ready, add the salmon. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and baste them on the salmon. I basted a few times during the cooking process.

After about 20 minutes, check for your desired level of doneness. Even on a smoked salmon, I like mine a bit on the just done side. I pulled mine off at about 25 minutes. When it flakes just slightly, you’ll know it is at least ‘done’. Then you can just cook until you like it.

smoked wild salmon on big green egg

Variations:

When I make this again, I might add some more heat in the form of some red pepper flakes or a second pepper.

I’m sure this is fantastic if you like salmon. I’m just wondering at what point you will make something on the egg I will eat….AND invite me over! ~Denise

Eggy Bear’s Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Wings on the Big Green Egg

big green egg chicken wings

Denise has a friend, Eggy Bear, who is essentially one of the masters of the Big Green Egg cult.  He recently hooked Melissa up with her own BGE and she is quickly learning the ropes on this incredible smoking device and is hoping to be indoctrinated into the BGE following soon.

big green egg chicken wings

One of the many fantastic things that Eggy Bear cooks on the BGE is sweet tea brined chicken wings. These things are amazing. The perfect combination of sweet, salty and savory. They are tender and juicy and finger licking good sticky.

Melissa cooked them for lunch on the 4th of July as we waited for the long slow smoke of the BBQ pork butt. Everything was just like Eggy Bear’s recipe except since she doesn’t own 5 BGE’s like Eggy Bear (actually, not sure how many he has, but a lot more than 1), Melissa had to cook them using indirect heat. They still turned out fantastic!

Check out the recipe on Eggy Bear website here. While you are there, check out more about the Big Green Egg. Maybe it is time for you to join the cult too!!

These wings truly are addicting. Our neighborhood must have eaten about 200 of them when we had our Eggfest last month!! ~Denise