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Salmon - Cold Cured in 24 Hours

Updated on March 15, 2020
Dill sprigs, salt and spices, weighed down for 8 hours.
Dill sprigs, salt and spices, weighed down for 8 hours.

Two plastic containers. One inside the other. The smaller container keeps my fish smashed down. I tied the large container shut.

Into the refrigerator it goes for eight hours. It's supposed to make a juice as the salmon works its magic. This juice gets discarded, the fish is then sliced to eat, raw, on crackers or bagels

It was suggested to use salmon that is very thick. Mine was very thin. I don't think that I would have gained much by asking the butcher for thicker salmon. So. We wait

So. I thawed the salmon in water. I had the packages standing on edge with a glass mug in the box to take up space.

Frozen salmon pieces
Frozen salmon pieces
Thaw in cold water, takes about 15 minutes
Thaw in cold water, takes about 15 minutes
Instructions for thawing
Instructions for thawing
Recipe from Eating Well
Recipe from Eating Well

This morning, I looked at the salmon. The smaller plastic box was upside down, and as the salmon produced juice, it was sucked into the box.

Interesting! Apparently, there was a leaky lid, plus vacuum involved.

Black peppercorns, Mustard seed, cardamom, dill weed, Caraway seeds
Black peppercorns, Mustard seed, cardamom, dill weed, Caraway seeds
3 tablespoons  canning salt
3 tablespoons canning salt
Salt
Salt
Teaspoon of sugar
Teaspoon of sugar
Add sugar to salt
Add sugar to salt
Ground spices in salt and sugar
Ground spices in salt and sugar
Mustard seed in Teaspoons
Mustard seed in Teaspoons
Spices in grinder, spice grinding blade mode
Spices in grinder, spice grinding blade mode
Peppercorns
Peppercorns
Put in spice grinder
Put in spice grinder
Dill weed
Dill weed
Changed mind, put salt and sugar in grinder too
Changed mind, put salt and sugar in grinder too
Pulse on low, then high, then low...
Pulse on low, then high, then low...
Everything mixed
Everything mixed

Let the dust settle. You will sneeze if you open it too soon!

Thawed fish. Open up packages. Remove fish. Discard plastic
Thawed fish. Open up packages. Remove fish. Discard plastic
Small plastic box. Initially, filled with water. Bad idea. Dumped water out.
Small plastic box. Initially, filled with water. Bad idea. Dumped water out.
Small plastic box inside bigger plastic box.
Small plastic box inside bigger plastic box.
Half if spice mix in bottom. 3 dill sprigs from garden. I had some frozen in freezer.
Half if spice mix in bottom. 3 dill sprigs from garden. I had some frozen in freezer.
Coat salmon with remaining seasonings.
Coat salmon with remaining seasonings.
Dill on top
Dill on top
Put small plastic box on salmon to hold them down, put lid on big box. Tie shut if you have to.
Put small plastic box on salmon to hold them down, put lid on big box. Tie shut if you have to.
Side view
Side view
Making juice
Making juice
Still making juice
Still making juice
The next morning, juice has sucked into small box. Totally unexpected.
The next morning, juice has sucked into small box. Totally unexpected.
See through bottom of large box.
See through bottom of large box.

Supposedly, you must rinse the salmon before you slice and eat. Pat dry. Serve on crackers or a bread. I made a applesauce/dried cranberry bread for ours.

Cranberry/applesauce bread.
Cranberry/applesauce bread.

Now to rinse. I used a large bowl with about four cups of water. Swished the salmon around until the spices were knocked off.

Then, emptied the bowl and again filled with cool water and rinsed them again.

Now to pay dry. I placed a double up paper towel on top of the lid, and placed the salmon pieces on it. Then, I took another paper towel, and put that on top of the salmon.

Now, to slice the salmon. I used my cutting board and a sharp knife and sliced the salmon in finger thick pieces. They can be sliced thinner if I want later.

The texture is moderately firm. Not slimy like my hubby was afraid of. Almost like the poke he likes so well at Red Lobster. It has a lightly salty taste, infused with the other flavors. The dill flavor shines brightly, but not overpowering. The salmon flavor is enhanced!

Untie.
Untie.
Small box
Small box
Remove small box
Remove small box

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