Quick cured salmon

Quick cured salmon

Today we are preparing quick cured salmon. Store-bought fish is expensive, and you can never be sure of its quality. It turns out cheaper, tastier, and without chemical additives. The salmon can be eaten after a day, and the salting process takes no more than a couple of minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day
Course Appetizer
Cuisine European
Servings 6 people
Calories 72 kcal


  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 plate
  • 1 oven bag
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 food wrap


  • 300 g salmon steak
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 pinch pepper mix


  • Prepare everything necessary. Rinse the salmon steak, making sure there are no scales left on the skin. Clean and cut a whole fish either into fillets, separating the meat from the bones, or into steaks. Here the thickness is 3 centimeters.
    The necessary ingredients for cooking quick cured salmon
  • Lay it out on a paper towel and dry well.
    300 g salmon
  • Line a plate with plastic wrap, for reliability in 2-3 layers. Pour salt, sugar, and ground peppers onto it. It is better to use freshly ground spices, they are more aromatic.
    1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp sugar, 2-3 pinch pepper
    Salt, sugar, pepper
  • Mix.
    Mixing spices
  • Place a piece of fish on top. If there are several pieces, unwrap the film over a larger area and increase the amount of salt and sugar according to the weight of the salmon. Roll it in the curing mixture on all sides.
    Distribution of spices by salmon
  • Wrap the edges of the film upwards, and then wrap the piece in different directions so that the marinade that forms during the salting process does not leak out. For these purposes, you can use a roasting bag, cellophane is better not to take.
    Salmon wrapped in plastic wrap
  • Put in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Turn a couple of times for even salting. After an hour, it will be noticeable that liquid has appeared inside, and the salmon meat has become brighter, this is how it should be.
    Marinating salmon
  • After a day of salting, the lightly salted salmon is ready. The taste turns out to be very balanced. Such fish is stored for no more than 4 days.
    Marinated salmon
  • The taste turns out to be very balanced. Such fish is stored for no more than 4 days.
    Quick cured salmon


Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 10gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 22IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.4mg




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