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Homemade Smoked Salmon

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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  • Use an old pot. Line it securely with aluminum foil. Just to be safe, it’s best to give it a double layer of aluminum foil. Do the same for the interior of the lid.
  • Add the sugar and the remaining aromatics onto the bottom of the pot. Place a small wire rack on top and put the salmon on the rack. (The rack should be slightly smaller in order to fit into the pot so that we can put the salmon on it). It needs to have some height to it because we don't want the caramel to touch the salmon and burn it. So make 3 equal sized balls of aluminum foil to give the rack the height it needs. 
  • Brush salmon fillets with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Tie a small bunch of the aromatics on to each salmon fillet, using some kitchen twine.
  • Place the salmon in and cover securely with the lid.
  • Turn the heat on very high. After exactly 5 minutes, (the pot should just start to smoke) lower the heat down to half. (If the maximum temperature is 3, then turn down to 1 ½.).
  • Let it cook for another 13-15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and check the salmon to see if has cooked according to our expectations.
  • At this point it should be medium to well done. If you want it a little more cooked, leave it on the heat for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the salmon from the pot, carefully. Serve with a salad and avocado.


Line both the interior and the lid of the pot with aluminum foil or else your pot will be useless afterward making this recipe. This is because the sugar burns and adheres to the walls of the pot. It turns black and you can never get rid of it…

The aromatics we use to give it a delicious flavor are: Greek mountain tea, sage, anise and cardamom…!!!

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
32 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
34 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
28 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
81 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
62 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
3 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
14 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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