Curing salmon couldn't be easier! I used wild sockeye salmon, salt, sugar, dill, black pepper and grapefruit infused gin. The gin can be replace with vodka or aquavit, or omitted, but it does add a citrusy, piney depth to the fish flavor.
This recipe is a spin on tzatziki, the Greek cucumber dip. It's light, fresh and delicious especially over a chopped salad with hearty chunks of cucumber, radish, onion, hard boiled egg and flaked salmon. It works well as a dip or spread as well.
This is a great food preservation 101 post on curing salmon in salt to create glorious Gravlax. Pirate Jeni shares the process, the history of gravlax, & instructions to make your own aquavit (a Scandinavian flavored spirit caraway/lemon/dill).
Moomins are characters created by Tove Jansson. If, like me, you are a Moomin fan, you will be thrilled to learn about the Moomins Cookbook, where I found this excellent pickle recipe. I have slightly modified it, leaving the Moomin spirit intact.