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Beetroot Cured Salmon

Beetroot Cured Salmon

Looking for a new appetizer? Try this mouthwatering beetroot cured salmon recipe, they're perfect to start the party!

07 November, 2018
Average: 1.8 (35 votes)

serves for


total time

12 HR 20 MIN


110 g, caster
40 g, fresh, peeled and finely grated
2 medium raw, coarsely grated
80 g, sea, flaked
1 bunch, chopped
2 fillets, about 700 g in total, skin on, pin-boned
black, freshly ground


How to make beetroot cured salmon

  • Combine the sugar, horseradish, grated beetroot, sea salt, dill, and some pepper in a mixing bowl, stirring well.
  • Line a large chopping board with a double-layer of clingfilm.
  • Arrange some of the cure in a thin, even bed on top of the clingfilm.
  • Lay the salmon fillets on top, flesh side facing up, and pack the remaining cure on top.
  • Wrap the salmon tightly with more clingfilm and then place in a large roasting dish.
  • Place a small tray on top of the fish, covering it entirely, and weigh it down with baking weights or heavy bags of flour.
  • Cure the salmon in the fridge for 3 days, pouring away any liquid that accumulates in the tray every day.
  • Turn the salmon over every day, reapplying the weights on top.
  • After 3 days curing, remove the salmon from the fridge and from the clingfilm.
  • Brush away the cure and pat the flesh lightly with kitchen paper to absorb any excess water.
  • Cut the beetroot cured salmon into thin slices before serving.

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