Need A Cured Salmon Recipe For The Late Evenings Out On The Deck?

November 6, 2019

Need A Cured Salmon Recipe For The Late Evenings Out On The Deck?

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Gin and Tonic Cured Salmon

A great cured salmon recipe. Goes well with white wine, gin or vodka.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cured salmon, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 day
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Abba Lee



  • 600 g salmon fillet
  • 250 g beet root grated
  • 1 bunch fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 zest of lemon
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 80 g sea salt
  • 130 g caster sugar
  • 40 ml gin


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 100 ml tonic water
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 30 g fresh coriander chopped
  • 30 g red chilli chopped
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 30 ml white wine vinegar
  • 20 g fresh ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 zest of lime
  • 1 tspn sea salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Combine the sugar, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, gin, beet root and dill in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

  2. Coat the salmon fillet evenly with the lemon juice mixture and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

  3. Pickle: In a saucepan add the olive oil, onion, coriander, ginger, lime juice, lime zest, honey, salt, pepper, white wine vinegar, tonic water and cornstarch. Cook and stir on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and pour the contents into an airtight jar.

  4. Rinse the cure off the salmon with cold water and pat dry. Slice the cured salmon thinly at an angle.

  5. Serve with salad and the pickled onion mixture.


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