Homemade Wild Alaskan Lox

It's easy. Why not make it yourself?

Photo by Greg H.

PREP TIME

2880

minutes

TOTAL TIME

2880

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

2880

minutes

TOTAL TIME

2880

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    lb fillet of wild Alaskan salmon, pin bones removed

  • 2

    tablespoon vodka

  • 1/2

    cup kosher salt

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 2

    fresh bay leaves, chopped

  • 2

    bunch dill, stems and all, minced

  • 3

    shallots, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1

    tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh minced tarragon

  • 1

    tablespoon green peppercorns

Directions

Place salmon, skin side down, on a large sheet of plastic wrap, and sprinkle it with the vodka. Mix together the salt and sugar, then sprinkle onto the flesh side of the salmon. Mix together the bay leaves, dill, shallots, pepper, caraway seeds, tarragon and green peppercorns. Cover the flesh side of the salmon with this mixture, making sure to coat it completely. Wrap the fish well, and refrigerate for about 48 hours. Unwrap the salmon, and rinse off the cure. Dry, then slice on the bias. Serve as you like.

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