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Smoked Sockeye Salmon with Arugula, Spinach, and Walnut Pesto

Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon, topped with a buttery Arugula, Spinach, and Walnut Pesto and cooked perfectly in the smoker.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, seafood
Servings 4 people
Calories 870 kcal



  • Prepare smoker to ~235F according to manufacturer's instructions. I used mesquite chips to smoke.
  • Lay the fish on a fish mat, skin side down. Schmear the pesto over top. I used roughly half the recipe of pesto for this dish.
  • Put the fish in the smoker. Use the internal temperature probe in the thickest part of the salmon. Cooking times will vary depending on how often you open the door to the smoker or how fast the wood burns, but cook to 145F internal temperature. For me, this was about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the smoker and serve immediately. Yields: 4-6 servings.


Calories: 870kcal (44%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword smoked sockeye salmon, sockeye salmon
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