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Candied Smoked Salmon Bites Recipe

Delicious candied smoked salmon bites that can be served as a main course or an appetizer.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • Grill or Smoker
  • Wood Chips or Pellets + aluminum foil or a smoker tube if you are using a grill
  • Knife & Cutting Board
  • Large Bowl for mixing the ingredients
  • Container or Ziplog Bag to brine the salmon
  • Basting Brush


  • 2 lbs Salmon Fillet boneless and skinless
  • 6 oz Maple Syrup 4 oz for the brine and 2 oz for brushing
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Kosher Salt


  • Cut the salmon into slices about one inch wide. If there are any skin or bones, remove them.
  • Combine 4 ounces of maple syrup, sugar, and salt in a bowl and brine the salmon for at least one hour.
  • Prepare your grill for indirect smoking or set up your smoker. The temperature should be roughly 225°F for a smoking time of about 2 to 3 hours. When cooking with a grill, you will need to put some wood chips in a smoker tube or wrap them in aluminum foil to generate smoke.
  • Smoke the salmon bites for about 3 hours with the lid on and baste them with more maple syrup about every 30 minutes.
  • Remove the salmon from heat when it looks ready or the internal temperature is about 140°F to 160°F depending on how you like it.
  • Serve as an appetizer or as a main course with salad and rice or potatoes.
Keyword smoked candied salmon, smoked salmon candy