Mesquite-Smoked Salmon Recipe

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Mesquite-Smoked Salmon
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  1. Combine chopped cilantro, wine, soy sauce and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk in oil a little at a time.
  3. Place fish in a nonaluminum pan.
  4. Pour marinade over; refrigerate salmon 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  5. Remove fish from marinade and place on rack 30 minutes to dry.
  6. Pour marinade into smoker's water bath.
  7. Spread mesquite chips on rack of gas or electric smoker.
  8. Add onion and bay leaves to water bath and fill with water.
  9. Fill fish cavity with 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems.
  10. Oil smoker rack and set fish on rack.
  11. Cover smoker;set heat on high.
  12. Smoke salmon until fish is just opaque, about 1 hour.
  13. Cool 15 minutes.
  14. Discard skin and grey meat from fish.
  15. Set fish on platter;surround with cilantro and lemon slices.
  16. Serve at room temperature with Cilantro Sauce (Cilantro Cream Sauce).
  17. To smoke fish in a covered barbeque, prepare medium-low coals in barbeque grill. Push coals to sides.Place marinade,onion and bay leaves in 7x11-inch disposable aluminum pan. Place in center of coals and fill with water. Spread mesquite chips over coals. Oil grill rack. Set fish on rack, cover and smoke,turning once and cooking until opaque, about 1 1/2 hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 297.23 Kcal (1244 kJ)
Calories from fat 109.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.13g 19%
Cholesterol 86.92mg 29%
Sodium 478.74mg 20%
Potassium 743.89mg 16%
Total Carbs 1.96g 1%
Sugars 0.76g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.33g 1%
Protein 40.49g 81%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 6%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 19.7mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 131.38 Kcal (550 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.36g 19%
Cholesterol 38.42mg 29%
Sodium 211.62mg 20%
Potassium 328.82mg 16%
Total Carbs 0.87g 1%
Sugars 0.34g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.15g 1%
Protein 17.9g 81%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 6%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 8.7mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

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