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slices of cured salmon

How to make Quick Cured Salmon

This is the easiest and best quick cured salmon recipe with four simple ingredients for bagels, sandwiches, tostadas and more.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword cured salmon, how to cure salmon, salmon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Curing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 150kcal


  • 1 lb salmon , cut into filets
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt


  • Cut the skin off the of the salmon.
  • Place the water, sugar and salt into a bowl and mix to combine. Continue stirring until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Cut the fish into thin slices and place the slices into the bowl and completely submerge them in the brine. Place the bowl in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  • Line a plate with paper towels, then remove the fish from the fridge and place the slices on the plate. Pat them dry.
  • Cover them with plastic wrap and place the plate in the fridge for at least 4 hours.


Serving: 2.66oz | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 4755mg | Potassium: 372mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg