Maple Cured Smoked Salmon Recipe

Maple Cured Smoked Salmon Recipe

A traditional recipe all the way from Canada and Alaska to Norway, this Maple Cured Smoked Salmon Recipe is always a barbecue Winner! With the complex sweetness of Maple syrup (not a simple flavor profile like sugar) this recipe adds an aromatic flavor that goes great with the richness of salmon.


  • 1 large salmon fillet


  • l litre (1 quart) water
  • 125 ml (1/2 c) salt
  • 125 ml (1/2 c) maple syrup
  • 60 ml (1/4 c) amber or dark rum
  • 60 ml (1/4 c) lemon juice
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 whole allspice berries
  • 1 bay leaf



    • In a medium sized bowl combine all the brine ingredients. Place salmon fillet in a non-metallic dish and cover with the brine. Make certain the fish is completely submersed in brine. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. Remove salmon from brine and pat dry with paper toweling. Place salmon, skin side down, on smoker rack and allow to air dry for about an hour.

Smoking Method

    • Preheat the Bradley Smoker to between 65°C and 95°C (150°F and 200°F). Using Maple flavour bisquettes smoke/ cook the salmon for approximately 1-1/2 hours.

To Serve

    Serve with wild rice and stir fried mixed vegetables, or blend with equal amounts of cream cheese for a delicious spread.