Roast Salmon Gravlax-Style

"This salmon has the flavor of cured salmon without the wait. Serve with boiled new potatoes or over toasted rye bread with the sauce. From "Mens Health" magazine."
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  • Grease bottom of a medium roasting pan with the oil; spread with lemon slices in a single layer.
  • Pile dill in center where you will place the fish; place fish on top of dill, skin side up.
  • With a sharp knife, score fish.
  • Combine brown sugar, salt, and pepper; rub mixture all over fish, pushing into the cuts; let fish rest about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F and roast fish until it is just cooked through and the skin is crispy, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove fish to a serving platter, leaving the lemons and dill in the pan.
  • Place pan on stove top over one or two burners and heat on low until lemons sizzle, remove from heat; slowly stir in vodka, or other spirits, and loosen browned bits on bottom of pan.
  • Return pan to heat and cook off most of the liquid; stir in mustard and cream.
  • Allow to bubble gently, cooking and stirring, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (a couple of minutes).
  • Taste for seasonings, adjust as necessary, and pour over fish.

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