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Salmon marinated like herring

Salmon marinated like herring

In this recipe, the salmon is cured in coarse salt, then left to marinate in oil with herbs, spices, carrots and onions. Salmon prepared like this is served sliced thinly on a bed of potatoes.

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Last modified on: December 4th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Preservation: Several days, or even weeks in its marinade in the fridge.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #1 Spread about one third of 400 g coarse salt in a single layer on a baking sheet and place 1 fillet fresh salmon on top (use salmon fillets of around 300g).
Stage 2
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #2 Cover the salmon completely with the remaining salt and leave like this for 24 hours in the fridge.
Stage 3
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #3 After this time, remove the fish from the salt and rinse thoroughly under running water.
Stage 4
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #4 Leave the salmon to soak in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water after 12 hours.
Stage 5
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #5 Peel, wash and and slice 1 carrot into rounds.

Peel, wash and slice 1 onion thinly.

Wash and dry 2 bayleaves and 3 sprigs thyme. Cut the bayleaves into 2 or 3 pieces.
Stage 6
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #6 Put 5 g peppercorns in the bottom of a terrine, then add half the onions, carrots, thyme and bayleaves.
Stage 7
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #7 Place the drained and dried salmon fillet on the top.
Stage 8
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #8 Add the rest of the carrots, onion, thyme and bayleaves, then cover with the groundnut oil.

Leave to marinate for at least 48 hours.
Stage 9
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #9 On the day when you want to eat it, drain the salmon, wipe with absorbant paper and slice thinly.
Stage 10
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #10 Slice 4 cooked potatoes and arrange on a plate.

Tip: if the potatoes are cold, put the plate in the microwave for a few seconds to heat them throgh.
Stage 11
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #11 Spread the carrots and onions over the potatoes. Don't drain them too thoroughly, but let some of the oil marinade trickle over the potatoes.
Stage 12
Salmon marinated like herring : Photo of step #12 Arrange the sliced salmon on the top.

Serve without delay before the potatoes go cold.

Remarks

Don't throw the marinade away. The oil will have absorbed the flavour of the herbs and spices, so it can be used for cooking.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 4.23 €
Per person : 1.06 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A dry white wine, such as a muscadet.
Source: Based on a recipe in the Libération newspaper from Jean-Pierre Vigato.
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