Have you ever wanted some smoked salmon, only to find that the brand you bought was so-so? That’s a bummer — and not going to make your meal memorable.
What you need instead is our super fast recipe to make extraordinary smoked salmon on a pellet grill like the Silverbac or Chimp.
How to Serve up Smoked Salmon
You’re anxious to fire up your Grilla and make some smoked salmon on your favorite pellet grill. However, you realize you forgot one thing: You aren’t sure what to serve with the salmon once it’s done.
No problem, pitmaster. We have your (silver) back. Here are some ideas for side dishes and entrees that go well with smoked salmon:
- Turn brunch into something amazing by creating a platter that includes thin-cut slices of smoked salmon, hard-boiled eggs, fresh veggies and other nibbles. For a real upscale restaurant feel, splurge a little and add a dollop of caviar to the plate.
- Make smoked salmon crostini. Just spread a generous amount of softened cream cheese onto a small crostini cracker or toasted bread round. Top with a bit of pellet grill smoked salmon and a slice of pitted green olive.
- Lay smoked salmon across a beautiful salad bursting with tons of seasonal veggies, fruits and herbs. Capers make an excellent garnish for this kind of presentation.
- Serve smoked salmon atop halved bagels. Use any bagel you’d like, from plain to onion to everything. Spread a soft cheese over the bagel so the salmon remains in place.
If you’re not hungry yet, you will be as soon as the salmon hits your grill!
Substitutes for Salmon When You’re Smoking
Not in a smoked salmon mood? You can always try another fatty fish for your next smoking go-round.
Some great seafood substitutes to grill and smoke include:
- Tuna steaks.
Each type will give you a different finished product. You might even want to buy several kinds of fish and smoke each one. Then, you can treat your family or friends to a true smorgasbord of home-smoked deliciousness.
Smoked Salmon: Great for Pescatarians!
Do you know someone who tends to follow a vegetarian lifestyle but enjoys seafood from time to time? If you’re cooking for a pescatarian, you don’t have to stick to the same old, same old. Instead, spice things up with pellet grilled smoked salmon. You’ll be the griller of the year!