smoked fish

Smoked Fish ( The Island Way)


  • 1 pound fish fillets (such as salmon, trout, or halibut)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wood chips (such as hickory, oak, or mesquite)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Rub the mixture evenly over both sides of the fish fillets.
  2. Set up a smoker or grill for indirect heat. If using a grill, place a drip pan underneath the grates. If using a smoker, fill the water pan with water.
  3. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Place the fish on the grates or in the smoker, away from the heat source. Add the soaked wood chips to the heat source according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Smoke the fish until it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 1-2 hours.
  6. Serve the fish hot or chilled, as desired. Enjoy!


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