How to Smoke Salmon on the Grill

Summer is my favorite time to fire up the grill and enjoy fresh veggies and meats on the grill with family and friends. Today I’m sharing with you this easy way to get that smoke flavor without using the charcoal grill.

Tony Romas Salmon

Smoking Salmon on a Gas Grill


  • Salmon Filet (4-6 oz.)
  • (1) 1/2 Size Medium Aluminum Pan
  • (1) Bag of Hickory Wood Chips (192 Cubic Inches)
  • (1) Whole lemon
  • Kosher Salt
  •  Black Pepper
  • Water
  • Aluminum Foil



  1. Mix seasonings into medium size bowl
  2. Preheat Grill to 300 Degrees (Only pre-heat one side of grill)
  3. Season filet of Salmon (both sides)
  4. Add 4-5 Cups of wood chips to pan
  5. Fill pan of wood chips with water
  6. Let chips soak for 30 minutes
  7. Drain wood chips Cover pan with aluminum foil
  8. Cut 6-9 holes through the top of the aluminum foil while foil covers the pan so smoke may escape the pan
  9. Place the foil covered aluminum pan on pre-heated grill
  10. Wait 30 minutes, (check to see if pan is smoking)
  11. Add salmon to opposite side of grill and close lid.
  12. Cook Salmon until it is fully smoked and flaky (about 30-35 Minutes)

**Recipe and Image thanks to Tony Romas 

Be sure to stop by The Summer Shorts where Tony Romas Executive Chef, Bob Gallagher, has put together a variety of recipes and short videos to help you with your summer grilling!


Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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