Vodka and Citrus Cured Salmon

Total Time:
54 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
24 min

Yield:
24 as an hors d'oeuvre
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (2-pound) salmon fillet, with skin
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup lemon-flavored vodka
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
Directions
  • Remove any tiny pin bones from the salmon with a pair of needle nose pliers or tweezers. Rinse the salmon under cold running water and pat dry. Place salmon, skin side down, on several large sheets of plastic wrap.

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine salt, sugar, dill, vodka and lemon, lime and orange zests. Spread the sugar/salt/citrus mixture evenly over the fleshy side of the fish, pressing it into the flesh. Wrap the salmon tightly in the plastic wrap and place skin side down n a large baking dish. Place a flat glass or ceramic dish on top of the salmon and weight the dish with several heavy cans or a brick and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 48 hours.

  • Unwrap the salmon and rinse all of the cure off under cold, running water. Pat dry and slice diagonally into paper-thin slices.


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