Double-Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream

The smoker adds intense flavor to this low calorie, high protein salmon dinner.

Double-Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Soak Time:
1 hrs
Smoke Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 hickory or apple wood chunks*

  • 4 6 ounce fresh or frozen salmon fillets (with skin), about 1 inch thick

  • 4 slices smoked salmon (about 3 ounces)

  • 4 teaspoon snipped fresh dillweed

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 recipe Horseradish Cream

Horseradish Cream

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion

  • 4 teaspoon prepared horseradish

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh dillweed


  1. For the most smoke production, soak wood chunks in enough water to cover for at least 1 hour before grilling. Drain wood chunks before using.

  2. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry. Make a pocket in each fish fillet by cutting horizontally from one side almost through to the other side. Fill with slices of smoked salmon and 2 teaspoons of the dill, folding salmon slices as necessary to fit. Brush fish evenly with lemon juice and top with the remaining 2 teaspoons of the dill. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Drain wood chunks. In a smoker arrange preheated coals, drained wood chunks, and water pan according to the manufacturers directions. Pour water into pan. Place fish, skin side down, on grill rack over water pan. Cover and smoke about 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. If desired, serve with Horseradish Cream.

Horseradish Cream

  1. In a small bowl stir together sour cream, green onion, horseradish, and dillweed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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