Really good Alaskan salmon went on sale at Fresh Market and this idea struck us. Next time I will buy more and smoke the rest.
Marinade (for two good sized filets, see above)
- 1/2 cup of bourbon
- 1/2 cup marmalade
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- juice from half an orange
- orange slices from the other half
- splash peach schnapps (optional)
Sprinkle pink side of fillets with a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk marinade ingredients together and pour over fish. (Even the orange slices.) Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Meanwhile take a cedar board and soak in water. Light grill. When coals are hot, place fish on cedar plank and place plank on grate over fire. Arrange coals for indirect cooking. That means put them around the outside of the wood plank, not under. Cover and cook until fish is done about 12-15 minutes.