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Asian gravlax and other salmon recipes

I'm trying to eat more salmon but my gf and I don't love it, though we do love smoked salmon, gravlax and raw sushi-grade. We've been making gravlax lately but am trying to change things up by mixing in Asian flavours (ginger, soy, sesame, miso etc). Does anyone know if I can just add these sort of ingredients to my cure would that work? Is so should I only use dried spices/flavours? I'd also like some suggestions for salmon recipes that would help mask the strong flavour of the fish if anyone has good ones


asked by CanadaDan over 2 years ago
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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

You definitely can make an Asian style gravlax. I think it sounds delicious. You can use fresh ginger along with some coriander seed and white pepper added to the sugar and salt mixture normally used. The recipe I saw put cilantro under and on top of the fish as well. If you google Asian Gravlax, you will pull up recipes.

Soy, miso, mirin, honey, ginger and garlic make a great glaze for roasted salmon. I think there is a recipe on this site that you can search for using the search function at the top of this page. It may have been an eggplant glaze and I used it for salmon.

I so understand how you feel about salmon. I like it raw, cooked over a wood fire or with strong Asian flavors.

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added over 2 years ago

ok good to know. i was worried fresh ginger would mess with the cure since i'm trying to pull out the moisture i thought that something wet like ginger might hurt it but i guess i can try and see what happens. I'd really like to incorporate some miso but I'm not too sure how that would work

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

The ginger isn't that much different than fresh dill. You should pull up a recipe so you can see how much is used.

I love miso...not sure how that could be incorporated, but I'll bet it could be. Maybe making a paste with it along with the sugar and salt. Or...maybe a dipping sauce for the salmon when you serve it.

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Pat is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Here's a green tea cured salmon with Asian flavors:

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