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Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites

Bacon Wrapped Salmon Bites are the ultimate smoking appetizer. Using some hot Cowboy Charcoal, you can serve these up to please just about anyone!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Cost: $35



  • 1 whole side Salmon cubed
  • ½ cup Favorite BBQ Seasoning
  • 12 Bacon Slices cut in half
  • 1 cup Honey for basting
  • Chives for garnish
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • Sliced Red Peppers

Firecracker Sauce:

  • ½ cup Sriracha Sauce
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Chili Paste
  • 1.5 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp Ginger Paste


  • Begin by removing the skin of your salmon and slicing into 1.5-2” cubes. Next, wrap each salmon cube with ½ strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Coat the outside of the salmon in your favorite BBQ seasoning and set to the side until ready to use.
  • Preheat your smoker using Cowboy Charcoal to 250F for indirect cooking. Add some wood chips or wood chunks for added flavor if desired.
  • Add your salmon to the smoker to cook until about 145F internal (about 30-40 minutes). As the salmon cooks, baste the outside with honey every 10 minutes. Once the salmon is done, pull off and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add a skillet over medium high heat (about 350F) along with some oil and your minced garlic. Let the garlic brown for about 2-3 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients for the Firecracker Sauce. Stir until bubbling, then pull the sauce off to cool.
  • Finish the salmon with a spoonful of the Firecracker Sauce on top along with chopped chives, sliced red pepper and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 833kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1899mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 105g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 12mg