Smokin’ O’s Salmon

As part of the #RecipeMakeover food blogging event, I received a package of Smokin’ O’s to play around with on my grill. Smokin’ O’s are all natural, made from compressed hard wood and orchard wood with no binders or chemicals!

We use our smoker all the time and we’re big fans of that smokey, wood-fired flavor. The worst thing about smoking is waiting patiently for the meat to finish, so I was pretty excited to use these speedy Smokin’ O’s on our propane grill.

I decided to use the Applewood version with grilled salmon. I prepped the salmon and used a cast-iron grill plate to avoid mess and sticking. Per manufacturer’s instructions, we used two of the O’s for a deeper flavor.

The Smokin’ O’s lighted quickly, took about 10 minutes to get ready, and then sat on a cool corner of the grill, sending out soft tendrils of fragrant smoke while our salmon grilled to perfection.

The end result was super tasty salmon with a hint of wood-fired flavor. These won’t give you the deep smokiness that a smoker will–the smoke they produce on the grill isn’t as concentrated and dense as that produced in a smoker. [Note: According to the Smokin’ O’s website, you can use these in an electric smoker, and I look forward to trying that next time!]

If you have a propane grill and would like to add a layer of smokey wood-fired flavor, definitely check these out!

Simple Rub for Grilled Salmon

Makes enough rub for 4 salmon steaks

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pimenton
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Rub into salmon steaks and let sit 30 minutes before grilling.


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