Graylax- Healthy Fresh Salmon Recipes

Healthy Fresh Salmon Recipes - Graylax


Each fillet of salmon serves 6 to 8.

  • M1 6- to 8-lb. salmon

  • 2 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground

  • 1/3 cup salt

  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tsp. juniper berries, mashed

  • 3 tablespoon fresh dill weed, or 1 tablespoon dry dill weed

  1. Scale and salmon fillet. Lightly run a flat hand over inside of the fillet to find pin bones. Remove pin hones with a needle nose pliers.

  2. Lay salmon fillets skin side down on a cotton dish towel or double-thick piece of cheesecloth. Combine remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over both salmon fillets. Place 1 fillet over the other, skin side up. Roll tightly in cloth and place in a flat baking pan. Place a flat pan over the top and add 5 lbs. of weight, distributing the weight evenly over the fillets. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator. Drain off excess liquid. Turn fish over and repeat the process for 3 more days.

  3. To serve, remove salmon fillets from cloth. Brush off curing spices. Slice thinly on the bias. Serve this healthy fresh salmon recipes with capers, shallots, sour cream and rye toasts.

  4. For storage: Cut fillets in half. Place in double-thick re-sealable plastic bag. Add 1 oz. vegetable oil to help keep fish soft. Freeze flat. Use salmon fillet within 90 days.

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