Mountain Berry Tea Cured Wild Salmon Gravlax
- prep time 30 min
- total time 30 min
- serves 2
2 whole salmon filets from a 6-8 lbs fish, scaled, skin left on
¾ cup coarse kosher salt
½ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ cups mountain berry tea
1 tablespoon fresh cracked white pepper
1. Remove the pin bones from the salmon fillets. Place the salmon, skin side down, in a non reactive pan that is long enough for the fish to lay flat and will hold liquid. Spread ¾ cup or half the tea on each fillet. Mix the second ¾ cup of tea with the remaining ingredients and sprinkle evenly on the fish. Cover with plastic wrap.
2. Place a pan on top of the fish that can be weighted with about 4 lbs of something. Leave in the fridge for 48 hours.
3. When ready, the salmon should be firm but not hard. Rinse the brine off the fish, pat dry, and keep in the fridge until needed Starting at the tail and holding the knife at a 45 degree angle, slice the salmon flesh paper thin, angling the knife horizontal when you reach the skin, as not to cut through it. Use within 3-4 days.