I had these at a party this summer and decided to try making these after getting an electric smoker for Christmas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 sliders
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brine:
Aioli:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Pour enough water into a large baking dish to fill about halfway. Stir 1/2 cup salt into water until dissolved; add tarragon. Place salmon in the brine, adding more water if needed to completely cover salmon. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until brine has soaked into the salmon, 2 to 12 hours.

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, lemon zest, and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl until aioli is smooth; refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove salmon from brine and place on a wire rack to dry, about 30 minutes. Discard brine.

  • Place apple wood chips in the smoker. Place salmon in the smoker and smoke according to the manufacturer's instructions on low heat until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • Assemble sliders by dividing the salmon among the 12 buns. Top each piece of salmon with a spoonful of aioli. Place top bun on aioli layer creating a sandwich.

Cook's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 159.5g 52% DV; fat 22.3g 34% DV; cholesterol 40.4mg 14% DV; sodium 140.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
Made this for Xmas dinner and was an absolute smash! Very easy and tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
Made this for Xmas dinner and was an absolute smash! Very easy and tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
I didn't make the Salmon but made the Aioli. it was so good huge hit. served over Bagel chips and a cocktail cracker. the Bagel chip was liked better. Read More