Can you save Gravlax that appears to be frozen?

I have made the Food52 Gravlax recipe for a few years at Christmas, every time to success. This year however, I think the temperature on our refrigerator was bumped, as the salmon feels frozen. Is it possible to salvage the salmon? How do I know if it’s ok to eat? Can you bake salmon after it’s been treated with the cure?

  • Posted by: DY
  • December 30, 2019
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Lori T. January 1, 2020
Yes, you can cook salmon which has been cured. Fish that has been cured can be poached, grilled, baked, or smoked. Done carefully, it can leave you with fish that has an almost velvety texture. Keep in mind the curing process has already essentially cooked the fish, so it won't need much heat or a long time- or you will end up with leather.
 
Nancy December 31, 2019
Frozen gravlax is ok to eat. No safety worries.
Not sure about the baking, but probably also ok.
 
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