Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Wood-Grilled Salmon is one of the best ways to serve up a delicious and perfectly cooked salmon filet. The wood flavor will amp up your salmon dish perfectly. Though Salmon can be a slightly trickier dish to make on the pellet smoker, we’ve added some helpful tips to combat overcooking and dried out salmon. Let us know what you think!

How to make Wood-Grilled Salmon

Below is everything you’ll need to know to make the perfect Wood-Grilled Salmon on your pellet grill, offset or charcoal smoker. Like how this one turns out? Let us know in the comments!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Temperature: 325ºF and 145ºF
  • Finished Temperature: 145ºF
  • Wood Flavor: Alder
  • Servings: 4 people

Required Tools

  • Your preference of smoker (I recommend a pellet smoker)
  • Commercial grade tinfoil
  • Temperature probe


  • 1 half salmon filet
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 batch of Seafood Rub


  1. Start your smoker, grab your pellets, and get the temperature stable at 325ºF.
  2. Use your hands to add a thin layer of may to the salmon filet. This will help lock the moisture into the filet.
  3. Season the salmon all over with Seafood Rub.
  4. Place the salmon directly on the grill, skin-side down. Grill until the iinternal temperature reaches 145ºF.
  5. Remove the salmon from the grill and serve right away.

BBQ Hero Tip: Rub your grill grates with oil to prevent the scales from sticking to the grill and save yourself the messy clean-up!

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