RECIPES

Vodka Cured Salmon, Pesto & Cream

Ingredients

Cured Salmon

  • 1 Salmon Fillet
  • 500 g Seasalt Flakes
  • 250 g Brown Sugar
  • 2 Lemons
  • 6 Star anise
  • 100 MLs Vodka

Pesto

  • 1 Bunch Basil
  • 150 g Garlic
  • 500 MLs Olive Extra Virgin Oil
  • Salt (to your requirements)
  • 150 g Parmesan Cheese

Salad

  • 10 g Mixed salad leaves
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes

Crostini

  • 0.5 Breadstick

Decoration

  • 15 g Crème Fraiche

Method

Step 1 - Cured Salmon

  • Clean Salmon – removing all the bones and scaling
  • Crush the star anise and place in to a bowl with salt and all brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle a small layer of mix on a tray
  • Slice lemons and place on mix in the shape of the salmon
  • Place slamon on lemons skin side down
  • Cover salmon with salt
  • Sprinkle vodka over salmon
  • Cover & place in fridge for 24 hours
  • After 24 hours, wash the salt and remove lemons
  • Place on board and slice thinly

Step 2 - Pesto

  • Place all picked basil, garlic and parmesan in a blender and blend
  • Pour in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and blend until smooth paste
  • Taste and add salt as required

Step 3 – Salad

  • Clean salad leaves
  • Season leaves
  • Cut tomatoes in half and season
  • Dry tomatoes in very low heat for over 6 hours

Step 4 – Crostini

  • Slice bread stick thinly
  • Spread lightly with Pesto
  • Toast until crispy