Chinese Style Gravlax(Cured Salmon)

A fillet of lightly cured salmon hinting of ginger, coriander, and Szechwan peppercorn. Cured salmon is surprisingly easy to make! A piece of plastic wrap and a few day's patience is all that's required. Adapted from the China Moon Cookbook. Cooking time is marinating time.

Ready In:
10hrs 20mins
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ingredients

  • 3 - 3 12 lbs fresh side salmon (skin left on, bones removed with tweezers or needle-nosed pliers)
  • 2 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 12 tablespoons roasted szechwan salt and pepper
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 14 cup fresh ginger, very finely julienned
  • 12 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped (leaves and stems)

directions

  • Place the salmon fillet, skin side down, on a rimmed baking sheet(if aluminum, line with plastic wrap) or large flat platter.
  • Combine the sugar, pepper-salt, and black pepper, and sprinkle evenly over the fish.
  • Scatter the ginger julienne and cilantro evenly on top.
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Place another baking sheet over the salmon. weight it down with a 3-5 pound weight.
  • Refrigerate for at least 24 hours, or for better flavor, up to 3 days.
  • Every 8-10 hours, drain off any liquid that collects in the bottom of the pan.
  • To serve, discard the ginger and cilantro.
  • Slice the gravlax very thinly on the diagonal with a long and thin bladed sharp knife.
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"A fillet of lightly cured salmon hinting of ginger, coriander, and Szechwan peppercorn. Cured salmon is surprisingly easy to make! A piece of plastic wrap and a few day's patience is all that's required. Adapted from the China Moon Cookbook. Cooking time is marinating time."
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  1. Sharon123
    A fillet of lightly cured salmon hinting of ginger, coriander, and Szechwan peppercorn. Cured salmon is surprisingly easy to make! A piece of plastic wrap and a few day's patience is all that's required. Adapted from the China Moon Cookbook. Cooking time is marinating time.
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