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How to Smoke your Salmon on the Table

As my snack post with the Smoked Salmon in the Jar was so popular, I

Salmon, Smoked in a Jar

Salmon, Smoked in a Jar

thought let me add a little tutorial to this as almost anybody could make this at home pretty simple.


 You should start with this recipe for Smoked Salmon first .

That should be your base, as the Salmon needs to be cured and also Smoked properly first for a long period.

After this you can proceed slicing the Salmon or even consider cut it in Cubes, or even Tsar Nicolay Fillets if you prefer that.

Smoking Gun Kit

Smoking Gun Kit


Next you put your Salmon on the Skewers, and place them in a bowl. Add some Smoking Chips to the Smoke Gun, and set it alight, Turn the unit on and push the muzzle into the jar, to let the smoke enter, remove and close jar immediately.

For a stronger flavor, let sit longer in the jar!



Do NOT breathe in to much of the smoke, always do this in a well ventilated area, preferably under and exhaust fan, remember smoke is smoke and while it can impart a nice fragrance, it can also be harmful to your lungs if you breathe in too much of it.


On smoke Guns, I recommend you don’t buy any of the old models that Poly-science made, as the wooden cup would easy burn out as well as get clogged easy. The Newer Model which you can see here is with an aluminum cup, cant melt or burn and also aluminum fan blades. You can order your gun here, and they also sell small sets of specialized sawdust for smoking!

Old model dont buy this one

Old model dont buy this one

Happy Smoking!


4 responses

  1. I’m going to attempt this when I’m back in Belgium! 😉 I’d smoked duck with Pu-Erh tea before and nearly smoked out my next door neighbour who was BBQ next to my wall…:-D

    April 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm

  2. cosmopolitanblog

    Good luck Pixen!

    April 2, 2009 at 4:53 am

  3. I didn’t even know you have smoke guns… 🙂 Looks like a fun thing to try maybe even outdoors in the summer… I will see if I can find a smoke gun somewhere!

    April 7, 2009 at 8:34 am

  4. cosmopolitanblog

    effe een belletje naar de kersentuin in amsterdam, die zullen je wek vertellen waar je het kunt krijgen…..ben je al bij de ISPC geweest, die zullen dat zeker hebben.

    April 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

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