How to make homemade marinated salmon

How to cure salmon at home


Making a cured salmon at home is easier that you could think. You just have to wait 24 hours patiently and buy a piece of fresh salmon from the fish market. The result will surprise you and this will become the base of a lot of other recipes, from salads to avocado toasts. It stores well in the fridge up to a week and can be frozen as well.

How to make homemade cured salmon

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Course: AppetizersCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy


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  • two fresh salmon slices with the skin

  • 50 g salt

  • 25 g cane sugar

  • lime zest

  • herbs you like to go with fish: for me basil, wood garlic, capers

How to

  • Place all the herbs, lime zest, salt and sugar in a blender and grind until you get a uniform scented mixture.
  • Spread half of the mix in a casserole that can go in the fridge, then place the salmon slices on it and cover with the rest of the flavoured herbs mixture.
  • Place the salmon in a shallow dish and generously cover with the dry cure, rubbing it all over the top, bottom and sides of the fish filet.
  • Cover with cling film and transfer to the fridge to cure for anywhere between 1–24 hours, depending on how strong a cure your would like
  • After 24 hours, wash the cured salmon from the herbs with water and then dry it with a paper towel.
  • Your homemade cured salmon is ready: cut it in thin slices and use them in your recipes.

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How to make homemade marinated salmon
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