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Salmon Cured with Dill

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 pound

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Salmon cured in the Scandinavian fashion is definitely not bargain fare, but it might be considered downright cheap when its cost is compared with today’s prices for smoked salmon. If you make this with an impeccably fresh chunk of fish, you will wind up with quick-cured salmon of a glorious color, flavor, and texture, while smoked salmon from even the best purveyors has been known to be unpredictable in quality.

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