As I promised the recipe of classic Russian cured salmon. 🙂
We need around 400-500g salmon without skin, 2 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp sugar and 50ml vodka (the best quality you can afford).
Combine salt and sugar in a small bowl, mix it with a spoon. 🙂
Take any dish (usually I use a food container with lid), sprinkle half of the mixture on the bottom, place salmon fillet over it.
Sprinkle the fish with the remaining mixture, and rub some into sides of the fish.
!!! And above all – pour 50ml vodka over the salmon. It will help to cure the salmon.
Put the lid or plastic wrap on the dish/container and refrigerate.
Turn salmon 2 times a day (if you don’t have time-don’t worry, once a day will be enough also), until it’s cured throughout – about 2 days. After a day of curing you will see some liquid, don’t pour it out!
Take the salmon out of the fridge after 2 days (it’ll be done even in 1 day). Now you can pour the liquid out. Wipe the salmon with paper towel. Slice it thinly.
Enjoy this marvelous Russian-style salmon with blini (thin crepes) and vodka. It’s also perfect on a piece of bread with a cup of tea. Great for breakfast or lunch. 🙂