Bourbon Maple Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon is one of our favorite dishes here at Saffire Grill Co. A tasty treat that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime is made easier when it’s cooked on a Saffire Grill. Try it for yourself today!

Bourbon Salmon - Grill Photo

Bourbon Maple Smoked Salmon

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes + marinade time
Cook time: 15-20 minutes


4 6 to 8-ounce salmon fillets (portions)
1 cup (or more) apple or cherry wood smoke chips
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons premium maple syrup
4 tablespoons bourbon (Booker’s works best-you can find airplane-sized bottles of bourbon at most liquor stores)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 orange, juiced

Spoon dripping juice onto salmon
Grill Duck


  1. Mix together oil, mustard, maple syrup, bourbon, salt, pepper and orange juice and set aside. Reserve half for basting. Use what is left over to drizzle on fish when plated.
  2. In the refrigerator, marinate fish with ½ the bourbon maple marinade for 30 minutes to one hour. A ziplock bag works great!

Grilling Directions

  1. Prep the Saffire grill for indirect medium heat (350° F) using the heat deflector and Cooking Grid Elevator. Consider using a drip pan beneath the grate to catch any drippings the fish may produce.
  2. Add wood chips with the Smokin’ Chip Feeder.
  3.  Spray cooking grid with cooking spray then place salmon on cooking grid and cook until medium to fully cooked, depending on how you like your salmon. (10 -20 minutes.)
  4. Baste with remaining marinade.
  5. Serve with your favorite rice and vegetable. Garnish with lemon wedges, and fresh dill sprigs. Serve immediately.

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