Although commercially smoked fish is readily available, you can also prepare you own on the grill with wood chips available in small bags from most markets. Alder wood is the go-to choice for hot-smoking salmon. This smoked salmon is delicious in recipes or added to pasta, pizza, or a main-course salad.
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Besides fresh fish at the seafood counter, keep an eye out for smoked salmon, either hot-smoked (kippered) or cold-smoked (lox). I use hot-smoked salmon in the winter for pizzas and other savory dishes. Lox is more delicate and doesn't hold up to cooking, but we serve it with breakfast toast and with appetizers in the afternoon. -- Kirsten Dixon, Recipe Author
The Winterlake Lodge Cookbook and The Riversong Lodge Cookbook