Curing salmon with salt

Curing salmon with salt, beetroot and horseradish

Curing salmon with salt, beetroot and horseradish is a juicy and tender appetizer that is now a staple of any festive table. If you prepare it under a beetroot coat with horseradish, you can not only please but also surprise your guests with unexpected flavor notes of a familiar dish.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 2 days 15 minutes
Total Time 2 days 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine European
Servings 10 people
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 grater
  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 food wrap
  • 1 tablespoon


  • 400 g salmon or trout
  • 120 g beetroot
  • 25 g horseradish
  • 35 g salt sea salt
  • 25 g sugar
  • 25 g vodka regular or berry
  • 1 pc lemon or 2 pcs of lime
  • 3 g pepper mix
  • 20 g dill


  • Prepare the necessary ingredients.
    Ingredients for curing salmon with salt
  • Grate the beetroot on a coarse grater, and the lemon zest and horseradish on a fine one. You can use ready-made horseradish from a store.
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  • Mix the grated beetroot, zest, and horseradish with vodka, sugar, and finely chopped dill. Mix the salt with ground pepper. If the salt crystals are large, crush them in a mortar beforehand.
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  • Lay the fish fillet on plastic wrap skin-side down, rub with a mixture of salt and ground pepper. Then additionally rub in a tablespoon of the beetroot mixture.
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  • Cover the entire piece thoroughly with the remaining beetroot mass, wrap tightly in several layers of wrap, and keep in the refrigerator for 2 days.
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  • After 2 days, take the cured fish out of the refrigerator, drain the formed juice, and cut the fillet into thin slices. Serve with creamed horseradish. Enjoy your meal!
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Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 1395mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 176IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg




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