RECIPE BY:

Courtney Roulston

SERVING SIZE:

2 – 4 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 x 350g Coles Atlantic Salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup coarse sea salt
  • 2 medium sized fresh beetroot, washed, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Coles Cling Film
  • 1 cup Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, plus extra lemon wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp horseradish (fresh or jar is fine)
  • 2 Lebanese cucumber, cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 golden/French shallots, peeled, finely sliced
  • 1 Coles Rustic baguette, sliced, toasted to serve

 

METHOD:

  • To cure the salmon, Toast the caraway seeds in a dry frying pan and crush. Place the crushed seeds into a large bowl and mix with the sugar, salt, beetroot and dill. Place a little of the beetroot mix onto the base of a 40cm length of plastic cling wrap. Place the skin side of the salmon down onto the plastic wrap and coat with the remaining curing mixture. Wrap the salmon tightly with the plastic wrap, place onto a large tray and refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight to cure.
  • Combine the cream cheese, lemon zest, dill and horseradish cream in a small bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Remove the salmon from the fridge and unwrap. Gently wipe the curing mixture off the salmon with kitchen paper and discard. Using a sharp knife, slice the salmon into thin strips.
  • Place on everything onto a large platter. To serve, spread the cream cheese mixture onto the toasted bread. Top with ribbons of cucumber and slices of cured salmon. Scatter with shallots, lemon wedges and dill.

Our friends at Wine Selectors recommend pairing this dish with a Riesling or Rose

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