Fennel-Smoked Salmon Recipe

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Jesus Jacobs Modified: March 23, 2022
Fennel-Smoked Salmon Recipe

How To Make Fennel-Smoked Salmon

The mild and verdant kick of fennel adds great depth of flavor to this smoked salmon. Enjoy bites of flaky salmon and tender veggies, all in one plate!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Soak Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 1fennel bulb,trimmed, very thinly sliced
  • 7ozsalmon,(2 fillets)
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1cupcherry tomatoes,quartered
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 1lemon,juiced
  • 2tbspfennel,fronds and threads
  • 1pinchwhite sugar
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste


  • 2 cups of wood chips


  1. Place the wood chips in a bowl, then cover with several inches of cold water and let soak for at least 1 hour.

  2. Preheat an outdoor charcoal grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Sprinkle the wood chips over coals and close the grill lid, leaving top vents open.

  3. When the smoke rises from the vents, shut them, open the grill, and place fennel slices directly on the grates to create a bed.

  4. Generously season salmon fillets with salt and black pepper. Place the salmon on top of the fennel slices. Close the grill lid, leaving the vents shut.

  5. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until salmon is tender and starting to flake. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Scrape fennel from the grill and place atop salmon while it rests or discard it.

  6. Combine the tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, fennel fronds, sugar, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

  7. Spoon tomato mixture over salmon and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 453.41kcal
  • Fat: 34.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.55g
  • Fiber: 6.20g
  • Sugar: 7.98g
  • Protein: 23.09g
  • Cholesterol: 54.57mg
  • Sodium: 838.78mg
  • Calcium: 95.39mg
  • Potassium: 1143.41mg
  • Iron: 1.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 96.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 45.92mg
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