Vodka Martini Smoked Salmon

Vodka martini smoked salmon
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  • Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
637 Calories
33g Fat
11g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 637
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 569mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 65g
Calcium 91mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a great salmon for any occasion. Of course, it goes really well with a nice vodka martini. You can either have this dish "as is" or mix it with your favorite herbs, spices, and cream cheese to make a smoked salmon dip.


  • 3 to 4 lbs salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup vermouth
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) hot sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Prepare the charcoal grill for indirect cooking over hickory or alder wood chips.
  3. Wash salmon and pat dry. Fill with dill and lemon slices and set fish aside. Place remaining ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set mixture aside.
  4. Lay salmon on a large piece of aluminum foil. Close three of the sides, pour in basting sauce and fold over the fourth edge. Place salmon on grill over a drip pan and allow to cook on low heat (about 225 degrees F/10 degrees C) for 2 hours. Open one side of the foil and let salmon cook for an additional hour.