The first step was to cure the fish with a 50/50 mix of brown sugar & coarse salt mixture. This "tutorial" was written and provided to The Naked Whiz by Russell Smallwood, a long-time Big Green Egg owner who posts on the BGE forum as "SeeRockCity." It took a total of 4 days from beginning to end and I did alter the recipe just a little. Choose your cold smoker wisely. Season the flesh side with salt and pepper. Liberally oil the skin side and season with salt and pepper. Remove salmon from the container, rinse under cold water and place on rack to dry while your egg gets ready. Many "fish smokers" run too hot for making cold smoked salmon, though they are great for hot smoking salmon. It will not only give the salmon steak a subtle smoky flavour, you can also use it as a serving dish. Set your Big Green Egg for a raised direct cook. Carefully oil the grate of the Big Green Egg and lay the salmon skin side down. It is very easy to prepare a salmon steak on the Big Green Egg. I purchased a 3+ lb slab of sashimi grade salmon at Sam's Club. The Smokehouse Products Big Chief and Little Chief smokers operate at around 160F, and they're not adjustable…that's way too hot for cold smoking salmon. Line a baking dish with plastic wrap, extending the wrap to allow for wrapping the salmon later. Once cured, rinse the salmon in cold … I tried a new cold smoked salmon recipe a few days ago that I found on "" and the end result was much better than I expected!!! In the meantime, wash and dry the salmon. I didn't come up with these instructions, but I wanted to capture them for future reference. In this recipe, we first brine the salmon, which will make it exceptionally juicy. Wrap the salmon tightly in the plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 48 hours. I have done hot smoked salmon on the BGE before, but I wanted to try my hand at cold smoking before the weather got too hot here. ©2006, The Naked Whiz and Russell Smallwood. Preheat to 350F. Lay the orange slices on top of the mixture. Add the salmon and cover with the remaining salt mixture. Making smoked salmon on a ceramic cooker! Cold Smoked Salmon on the Big Green Egg Posted On 1:51 PM // Leave a Comment. Set up your Big Green Egg for indirect cooking with Big Green Egg Oak & Hickory Charcoal, add 2 chunks of apple wood and heat to 200 degrees. The combination of fennel and tarragon will add some extra flavour.