Fresh-Frozen Salted Salmon

Свежезамороженный солëный лосось

Preparation info
  • 6

    Zakuska Servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

My old friend Volodya Tokarev has lived far from his native Saratov for many years now, but he hasn’t forgotten native Russian foodways. He likes to prepare this deliciously simple salmon for supper. Unlike much salted fish, this frozen version turns out very pure and fresh tasting.


  • ¾ pound center-cut salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons salt


Sprinkle the salt over the salmon fillet, then place the fish in a plastic zip-loc bag. Put the bag in the freezer and set a heavy weight on it. Leave in the freezer for 3 days.

When ready to serve, rinse the salmon briefly, then pat dry. Allow the fish to thaw slightly, as it’s easiest to slice when still slightly frozen. Slice very thin and allow to thaw completely before serving.