My housemate Jenny is this incredible Svenska that has refined my tastes in life – not only in life but in the way of living.
This one goes to you Jenny!
What you’ll need:
- Whole side of salmon
- 6 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
- 2 whole grated beetroots
- zest and juice of 1 blood orange
- Handful of chopped dill
- 3 tablespoons gin
Place the salmon skin side down in a large shallow roasting tray.
Rub the grated beetroot and orange rest on to the flesh. In a food processor combine salt, brown sugar, gin and orange juice and dill until it forms into a paste and place the mixture on top of the previous rub.
Cover the tray with plastic wrap and weight it down with another tray or any canned you have in the cupboard. Leave in the fridge to cure for at least 48hours. Once it’s ready remove the tray from the salmon and wipe off all the curing ingredients. Pat the salmon with kitchen towels to ensure its completely dry. When you’re ready to serve make sure you cut the salmon off the skin with a very sharp knife.
I’ve served this with homemade anadama bread, avocado and a drizzle of Greek yoghurt with paprika.
I have created this brunch meal that I’m absolutely obsessed with, and I will be posting different variations of this.
You will need a waffle machine for this recipe, I have bought mine from Amazon brand VonChef for about £20 and it makes 4 waffles at the time.
For the waffle batter:
- 250g Plain flour
- 7g Baking powder
- 20g Caster sugar
- 5g Salt
- 475ml Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 30ml Vegetable oil
Other ingredients you will need:
- Smoked Salmon or Gravlax Salmon
- 1/2 tablespoon Philadelphia Garlic & Herb cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
- 1 Spring onion chopped or strips for garnish
- 1 Poached egg
- Salt and Pepper
To make the batter, break the eggs into the milk and beat the mixture. In a big bowl place all the dry ingredients and slowly pour the liquid mixture in an stirring at the same time.
Add the oil and mix all ingredients together until all the large lumps have been disappeared. Do not over mix otherwise the waffles will not be fluffy when you cook them!
Turn on the waffle maker, while you’re waiting for the waffle to heat up, prepare the salmon by cutting into strips. When this is hot pour a bit of a batter – without covering all of the holes, quickly evenly distribute the salmon pieces on top and then pour more of the batter over covering all the holes – make sure you don’t get too excited and overfill it.
You will know when the waffle is done when it stops steaming and its golden brown.
While the waffle cooks, prepare the honey drizzle by mixing the honey, with the lemon juice and some salt and pepper to taste – this is the part that you can let your mind go free and add whatever spices/flavours to your sauce. I find that lemon and honey are enough for this.
Serve the waffle hot with a poached egg and the lemon!