A simple typical Swedish dish, we usually eat around Christmas or Easter. In America a lot of people eat it on top of a cream cheese bagel. Which is pretty god damn delicious too! Only problem is that it’s so expensive to buy here, so I make my own!
It’s super simple to make, you need:
1 kg raw Salmon
200 g of Salt
150 g of Sugar
Last time I did this recipe, I thought it came out too sweet, (i.e too much sugar), so I added some more salt this time.
Take a nice big middle piece of the salmon.
Mix salt, sugar and pepper. If you want to add some other spices, go for it. I added some pepper mix that I had. It’s very common to add dill as well, but I prefer it without sometimes.
Wet your hands with some water and rub the salt mixture against the salmon, one side at the time.
Wrap the fish tightly in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. If you can, put something heavy on the fish while it’s in the fridge. I placed my fish on a plate and put another plate on top of it and a cartoon of milk on top of that. It’s suppose to be pressed tightly together.
Let it sit in the fridge for 24 – 48 hours, before you slice it. When have the time has past, turn it around. I’m letting mine sit for 48 hours, so tomorrow I will flip the salmon around and on Thursday I will show you have to turned out!
When you take it out of the fridge, scrape of the spices before you slice the salmon into thin fine slices.