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Cured salmon – delicious and easy recipe for the best appetizer and hearty breakfast

Easy Cured Salmon

Cured Salmon is a delicious delicacy that contains the right balance between the flavor of the salmon, the salt, and a little sweetness! This recipe is a beautiful, flavorful dish great for breakfasts, snacks, serving in parties, and holidays as an appetizer.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Servings 12 people
Calories 108 kcal


  • 1 ½ lb 670g high quality, fresh salmon fillet (boneless and skin on)
  • 4 Tbsp. 40g salt, (sea salt or any Kosher salt)
  • 2 Tbsp. 15g sugar
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper optional


  • Rinse the salmon under cold running water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, mix the salt, sugar, and pepper together. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture all over the salmon on both sides until well covered.
  • Place the salmon skin-side down in a sheet of aluminum foil or plastic wrap and wrap it tightly.
  • Transfer the salmon packet to a container and refrigerate for 36 or up to 72 hours (see the notes above), turning the salmon packet over after 12 hours.
  • After 2-3 days, unwrap the salmon, scrape off the salt, and pat dry. Slice thinly on an angle and enjoy!


How Many Calories in Cured Salmon
Calories (per 1 serve, 50g): 108 cal Calories (per 100g ): 217 cal
Fat: 6.5 g Fat: 13.0 g
Carbohydrates: 1.0 g Carbohydrates: 2.0 g
Protein: 11.5 g Protein: 23.0 g