Lemon Pepper Smoked Salmon Steak

I have a confession.  Sometimes, I crave salmon over steak.  I come from a fairly carnivorous family, and I think they would be shocked to learn this.

Don’t get me wrong, I love steak.  I really do.  But salmon – it’s just so good.  If you’ve never had it, or it’s been a while since you have tried it, you REALLY should give it a chance.  It has such a creamy and buttery consistency that I feel as if I’m splurging and eating something really sinful, instead of an incredibly healthy piece of fish.

Lemon Pepper Salmon Steak

There are so many ways to prepare salmon – I know that we do it a variety of ways – but here is a tried a true simple yet delicious recipe that will wake up your taste buds.  Super easy, super fast, super yummy.

You can use fresh or frozen – both will give you great results.  You may even feel guilty for waiting so long to give salmon a chance!

Need more inspiration?  Check out all of our tasty salmon recipes here!

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Lemon Pepper Smoked Salmon

A deliciously healthy way to prepare a buttery salmon steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 255 kcal


  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 4 tablespoons of butter - softened
  • 1 lemon - half sliced into slices the other half juiced
  • 2 tsn soy sauce
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix the butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic in a bowl. Brush the mixture on each of the salmon steaks.
  • Add some salt and freshly ground black pepper, then place a couple thin slices of lemon on top.
  • Set up your grill for indirect cooking.
  • Use fruit wood to smoke your salmon.
  • Smoke for about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the salmon, at 250 degrees.
Keyword Lemon Pepper Smoked Salmon



2 thoughts on “Lemon Pepper Smoked Salmon Steak

  1. Made this tonight. I ended up smoking it about 10 minutes longer because I wasn’t sure if it was done and it was still very good!

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