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Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels: A Flavor-Packed Summer Delight!

If you’re looking for a show-stopping recipe to impress your guests this summer, look no further than these Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels. This delectable dish combines the smoky, savory goodness of bacon jam with the rich, tender taste of salmon, all wrapped up into perfect pinwheels. The result? A mouthwatering explosion of flavors that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Why You'll Love the Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels Recipe

These pinwheels are not just visually appealing but are also bursting with a variety of flavors. The combination of crispy bacon, sweet maple syrup, tangy apple cider vinegar, and robust bourbon creates a bacon jam that pairs perfectly with the creamy texture of salmon and cream cheese. The addition of a barbecue rub and a final maple syrup glaze elevates this dish to gourmet status.

Ingredients You’ll Need

To make these Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Step-by-Step Recipe

  1. Prepare the Bacon Jam:

  • Fry up half a pound of bacon pieces in a skillet until crispy. Remove and set aside.


  • In the same skillet, cook one diced onion until softened.

  • Add the bacon back into the skillet along with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup Whistlepigwhiskey Maple Syrup, and 4 oz bourbon.

  • Cook the mixture until it thickens into a jam-like consistency. Let it cool down.

2. Assemble the Pinwheels:

  • Spread a generous layer of softened cream cheese over the salmon fillets.

  • Add enough bacon jam to cover the cream cheese layer.

  • Roll the salmon tightly into a log and secure with twine.

  • Cut the salmon log into individual pinwheels or steaks.

Bacon JamSeason and Cook:

  • Sprinkle the outside of each pinwheel with your favorite barbecue rub.

  • Cook the pinwheels on your Kokomo grill at 350°F for about 30 minutes.

  • Towards the end of the cooking time, glaze the pinwheels with additional maple syrup for an extra touch of sweetness.

Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels How To Video:

Tips for Perfect Pinwheels

  • Choosing Salmon: Opt for fresh, high-quality salmon fillets for the best flavor and texture.

  • Bacon Jam Variations: Feel free to experiment with different types of vinegar or sweeteners in your bacon jam for a unique twist.

  • Grilling: Ensure your grill is preheated to 350°F for even cooking. Using a meat thermometer like the MEATER 2 Plus guarantees perfectly cooked salmon every time.

Why the Kokomo Grill is Perfect for Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels

  • Even Heating with Ceramic Briquettes:

  • The Kokomo Grill features ceramic briquettes that ensure even heat distribution across the cooking surface.

  • Consistent heating is essential for cooking salmon pinwheels uniformly, preventing hot spots and ensuring every pinwheel is perfectly cooked.

  • Non-Stick Surface with Cast Stainless Cooking Grids:

  • The grill is equipped with cast stainless cooking grids, providing a durable, non-stick surface.

  • This feature is particularly important for delicate foods like salmon, preventing sticking and making it easy to roll and cook the pinwheels without damaging them.

  • Heat Retention with Dual-Lined Hood:

  • The Kokomo Grill comes with a dual-lined hood that helps maintain a consistent cooking temperature.

  • Excellent heat retention ensures that the grill stays at the optimal temperature, crucial for cooking the pinwheels evenly and achieving a perfect glaze.

  • Lifetime Warranty:

  • The Kokomo Grill is supplied with a lifetime warranty, guaranteeing its durability and reliability.

  • This warranty gives you the confidence to experiment with this recipe and many more in the future, knowing your grill will stand the test of time.


Bacon Jam Salmon Pinwheels are a flavorful and visually stunning dish perfect for summer gatherings. The combination of crispy bacon jam, creamy cheese, and tender salmon creates a mouthwatering experience that will impress your guests. When it comes to cooking this recipe, the Kokomo Grill proves to be the perfect partner. Its even heating from ceramic briquettes, non-stick cast stainless cooking grids, and excellent heat retention with a dual-lined hood ensure that your pinwheels are cooked to perfection. Additionally, the lifetime warranty guarantees that you can enjoy this recipe and explore many more culinary adventures for years to come. Elevate your grilling game and create unforgettable summer memories with the Kokomo Grill.

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