These Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites are such a great appetizer to have at the weekend when hanging out with friends. When people look at the photo before making these they often say that the salmon is going to be cooked a long time before the bacon crisps up. That is not the case if you use the correct type of bacon. Cover these in your favorite BBQ rub and your friends will be begging you to make them again.
What are Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites?
Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites are a delicious cube of salmon that is wrapped in bacon, smoked, and intermittently covered in honey whilst it cooks. Leaving you with an incredible bite at the end of it all.
What is there to Love About These Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites?
You are going to love these because they are incredibly simple to make, and the crunchiness of the honey works so well with the bacon and salmon. They probably only take about twenty minutes to prepare and that is if you are going really slow!
- Skinless Salmon Fillet
- Bacon Slices
- BBQ Rub – Your Favorite
Time to Cook!
The first thing you need to do is prepare your salmon fillets. Cut the salmon into cubes that are approximately one and a half to two inches thick. After this, wrap each piece of salmon with half a slice of regular-cut bacon. It is really important to use regular cut instead of thick cut. If you use a thick cut the bacon will not be cooked by the time the salmon is ready. Also only use half a slice of bacon instead of a whole slice per piece. If you use a whole slice it will wrap around the salmon twice and again it won’t cook at the same speed as the salmon. Once the salmon is wrapped secure the bacon in place with a toothpick.
The next step is to cover each of the bites in your favorite BBQ seasoning. My personal favorite is Meatchurch Honey Hog (Affiliate Link) Once the bites are covered in seasoning set them aside until your smoker is up to temperature.
Smoke the Bites
Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. If you wish to add some wood chunks to enhance the flavor you can.
Put the salmon bites into the smoker and cook them until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This will take approximately thirty to forty minutes. Every ten minutes of the cook you should baste the outside of the bite with honey.
When the salmon comes up to temperature the bacon should have a crisp to it and you can take the meat off the smoker. I recommend resting for just five minutes and then serving.
Creamy Honey Mustard Dip
These bites are fantastic on their own, but if you want to have a dip with them I highly recommend making this honey mustard dip.
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tsp White Wine Vinegar
- ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Take all of the ingredients and mix them together in a mixing bowl. Pour into a sealable container and refrigerate until you need.
These Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites work really well alongside brown rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.