Cured salmon and wild fennel

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Curing your own fish has never been simpler with this zesty cured salmon recipe from Chris Horridge. Curing takes 36 hours but don’t be put off as hands-on preparation is quick. This recipe makes a great seafood starter or light lunch.

First published in 2015




Cured salmon

To plate

  • 4 tbsp of crème fraîche
  • 4 plain bagels, sliced crosswise


  • Food processor or blender


Cut the lemon and orange into quarters and discard the pips. Blend both to a pulp in a blender or food processor
Combine the lemon and orange pulp with the rock salt, sugar, coriander seeds, 20g of the chopped fennel and the pepper
Cover the fish completely with the marinade and place in a dish. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for approximately 36 hours, turning occasionally. The fish should be firm to the touch when fully cured
When fully cured, wash off the marinade, pat dry. Finally press the remaining fennel into the salmon
Slice thinly and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and a bagel on the side for each person
  • 4 plain bagels
  • 4 tbsp of crème fraîche
First published in 2015

Chris Horridge is a master of balancing unusual flavours to great effect, working at various Michelin-starred restaurants around the country and earning his own star for his kitchen garden-driven food. He is a passionate advocate of nutritious, ‘free from’ food, choosing and pairing ingredients based on their effect on the body as much as flavour.

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