Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Salmon is brined with sugar, salt, and spices; coated with honey and peppercorns; and smoked over apple wood. A great smoking gateway recipe: no special supplies other than wood chips, no special equipment, and only an hour or so on the grill.
With blueberry season and salmon season coinciding, check out this way to combine two delicious flavors into a new kind of goodie.
Salmon cured with salt and sugar, dill and fennel seed. Gravlax is a fairly quick and easy recipe to serve any way you might serve smoked salmon.
This curing recipe involves vodka and is particularly successful: instead of giving a marked alcohol taste to the fish, the vodka blends in and produces a very mellow result.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up! Why not cure your salmon in tequila this year?
Gravlax takes a tour south o' the border in this Mexican-inspired version: salmon cured with cilantro, jalapeno, and tequila. Perfect for Nachos Olga Breeskin -- luscious, indulgent, spicy.
The first challenge for Charcutepalooza. Silky and smooth goose prosciutto with a side of cured salmon.