There is nothing like that combination of sweet and savory with a mysterious kiss of smoke. Dairy Free Browned Butter Honey Smoked Salmon is elegant enough to entertain with but easy enough for any day of the week.
Sweet, sticky, with a caress of smoke and umami, the only thing this salmon needs is a cocktail to toast it with like a Triple Coconut Martini. Not only is it irresistibly delicious, it’s also easy.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
Making Dairy Free Browned Butter Honey Smoked Salmon couldn’t be easier. You can use this method with your gas grill or charcoal grill. No special equipment required! With just a few simple ingredients, this dish comes together with minimal effort.
Aside from the salmon itself, this sweet and savory salmon requires only a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.
- Whole Salmon Filet – You can use wild caught sustainably sourced salmon for this recipe such as coho or sockeye, or responsibly raised farmed salmon.
- Honey – Adds sweetness to balance the salty and savory flavors while also helping the salmon to slightly caramelize.
- Dairy Free Butter – Adds richness to the glaze and stretches it out.
- Miso Paste – Salty, savory, and bursting with umami, miso paste will have you going back for bite after bite.
- Gluten Free Soy Sauce – Adds salty umami that balances the sweetness of the honey.
- Orange Juice – Adds a bright kiss of sunny acid and a little sweetness.
- Grill – You can use a gas grill or charcoal grill for the glazed salmon recipe.
- Western Wood Chips, Cherry – These add a mild smoke flavor that is tangy and fruity, perfect for the delicate salmon. These smoking chips aren’t produced with any chemicals and are purely natural resulting in a very low residue of ash, only 2%.
- Aluminum Foil – Use a large piece of aluminum foil to create your pouch for the smoking chips. You can also use a smoking box if you have one.
How to Make Dairy Free Browned Butter Honey Smoked Salmon
This recipe for smoked salmon gives you maximum flavor with minimal effort. Just fire up the grill and get ready to discover your new favorite way to eat salmon.
Time needed: 30 minutes
Smoky, sweet, salty, and savory, this salmon hits all of the flavor notes.
Preheat your grill to 400 degrees.
Prepare your foil pack for smoking. Add 1 cup of cherry Western Wood Chips into a large piece of foil. Fold in the sides like an envelope to create a pouch. Use a knife or fork to poke several holes in the top so the smoke can escape. Place the pouch on the grill while you prepare the salmon.
Place the ingredients for the sauce into a grill safe saucepan and allow it to simmer and reduce, and the miso to dissolve, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Create an open foil boat for the salmon. Lightly spray the bottom with nonstick cooking spray to prevent the skin from sticking. Place the salmon into the foil boat.
Place the salmon boat onto the grill and pour half of the sauce on top of the salmon. Allow the salmon to grill for 10-15 minutes, or until it begins to flake. Use a fork to test.
Serve the salmon with the reserved sauce and enjoy!
While this recipe is Gluten Free and Dairy Free you can also make it with traditional soy sauce and use dairy butter.
Top Tip for Dairy Free Browned Butter Honey Smoked Salmon
Always allow your smoke pack to begin smoking before placing your food on the grill. This will allow the smoke flavor to fully infuse every bite.
Dairy Free Browned Butter Honey Smoked Salmon
- 1 grill
- 1 whole salmon filet, skin on
- 2 tbsp honey
- 6 tbsp Dairy Free butter
- 1 tbsp white miso paste
- 3 tbsp Gluten Free soy sauce
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 cup Western Wood Cherry Chips
- Preheat your grill to 400 degrees.
- Prepare your smoking pouch. Place the wood chips into a large piece of foil and fold like an envelope to create a pouch. Use a fork or knife to pierce the top, careful not to cut all of the way through. Place the pouch on the grill and allow it to begin smoking.
- Place the honey, butter, soy sauce, miso, and orange juice into a grill safe saucepan on the grill. Allow it to come to a simmer and reduce, 10-15 minutes.
- Create a foil boat for the salmon. Spray the bottom with nonstick baking spray to prevent the skin from sticking. Place the salmon into the foil boat and put it on the grill.
- Pour half of the sauce over the top of the salmon, reserving the rest for serving.
- Allow the salmon to grill for 10-15 minutes or until it easily flakes with a fork.
- Serve your salmon with the reserved sauce.