Fresh, delicious and packed with essential oils, we can't get enough of cured salmon dishes. If you've recently had a go at curing your own salmon, here are some ideas of how you can enjoy eating it.
Feedback has been amazing for our Homemade Salmon Curing Kit, with customers enjoying fresh, delicate cured salmon made to their own exacting recipes. No fancy equipment is required - you're ready to start curing straight out of the box - just add fresh salmon! The curing process takes only three days to produce quality artisanal treats! We will admit to standing by the fridge, cutting off delicious pink slivers of salmon and scoffing them, but we have also collated five of our favourite cured salmon dishes.
Perfect pre-drinks canapes
Cured salmon is an excellent nibble for a party or buffet. Salmon blinis are always the star of the buffet table. Begin with your blini - you can purchase them ready-made - and top with soured cream and a piece of cured salmon. If you fancy pushing the boat out, you can add a teaspoon of caviar, but we love some freshly snipped chives as well. For a low carb alternative, try piling cured salmon atop rounds of cucumber with a dollop of cream cheese or horseradish cream.
Versatile brunch ingredient
Many of our favourite cured salmon dishes appear at breakfast, lunch or in-between. Try using your salmon with toasted bagels and scrambled eggs, added to an omelette or topped with a poached egg.
Try your hand at making sushi
Sushi is becoming a lunchtime staple here in the UK. The stuff you find in the chiller cabinet of your local supermarket can be a bit dry and tasteless. Why not have a go at making your own sushi, topped with rich, flavorful cured salmon? BBC Good Food has an excellent step by step video to get you started, but remember that sushi chefs study for many years to achieve perfection!
A twist on ceviche
Ceviche is a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, with a selection of other added flavours. It originates from South America and makes a delicious light lunch on a hot day. You have already begun the curing process of your salmon so you won't need as much acid, but you'll still get delicious results.
We've saved this for last as nobody could decide how to make the best sandwich. Choose your favourite bread - we like a coarse rye, a chewy sourdough or focaccia scented with herbs. A bap or a sliced white loaf will do in a pinch! A salmon and cucumber sandwich is a quintessential British classic that takes you right back to genteel afternoon teas of yesteryear, but we've brought it bang up to date with avocado and sriracha. Let your imagination run wild, but be careful not to overpower the delicate flavours of the salmon.
Tempted to have a go?
Our salmon curing kit includes everything you need to cure your salmon at home. Home-curing has been a popular trend over the last year or so, giving you the ability to make proper dry-cured salmon in the comfort of your own home. Curing is any of various food preservation and flavouring processes such as meats and fish, by the addition of combinations of, salts, nitrates, nitrites or sugar. The aim is to draw the moisture out of the meat by the process of osmosis.