Smoking Times

5 fish on a black fish net - fish and seafood smoking times

Whole Fish, Fillets

  • Servings: Plan on 3/4 to 1 pound of raw weight per person for whole fish, and 8 – 10 oz for filets
  • Total smoking time:
    1 – 3 hours
  • Per pound smoking time: 30 minutes
  • Finished internal temperature: 145°F
  • Rest after smoking:
    5 minutes

Scallops, Lobster Tail

  • Servings: Plan for 4 scallops or 1 lobster tail per person
  • Total smoking time:
    45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Per pound smoking time: N/A
  • Finished internal temperature: 145°F
  • Rest after smoking: 5 minutes
Fresh lobster on ice - fish and seafood smoking times
A load of shrimp on a pile - fish and seafood smoking times

Shrimp, Oysters

  • Servings: Plan for 1 pound of raw weight for shrimp, or 3 – 4 oysters per person
  • Total smoking time:
    20 – 40 minutes
  • Per pound smoking time: N/A
  • Finished internal temperature: 145°F
  • Rest after smoking: 5 minutes
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