Marinading Salmon is so simple and makes a perfect starter, you can use whole sides of salmon or fillets.
There are plenty of elderflower recipes around I have made cordial already this year, am steeping my own elderflower vodka at present ( hopefully a homemade version of St Germain Elderflower Liquer , and am fermenting elderflower champagne in the shed.
This is a delicious mid-summer salmon marinade from Kokblog a beautifully illustrated website from Johanna Kindvall a designer based in South Sweden and New York City. She lovingly illustrates every recipe and must be due a book commission soon.
I slightly altered the recipe adding a tbsp of vodka and a tsp of concentrated elderflower cordial to marinade. After two days marinating . the salmon is served here with boiled new potatoes and fresh sorrel leaves , dressed with toasted mustard seeds, rape seed oil, fresh lemon juice and a few drops of concentrated elderflower cordial.
Elderflower Marinated Salmon
Original recipe here
2 salmon fillets 100g each
1 tsp crushed pepper
2 tbsp of salt
2 tbsp of sugar
8 elderflower heads
1 tbsp of vodka
1 tbsp of concentrated elderflower cordial ( Take 100ml of home made elderflower cordial and simmer on a low heat until reduced to a syrupy consistency)
- Clean the salmon fillets of any bones but keep on the skin.
- Seperate the tiny flowers from the stalk.
- Mix the flowers with salt , pepper , sugar, vodka and elderflower cordial
- Rub the fillets with some of the mixture.
- Sandwich the rest of the mixture between the salmon fillets, flesh against flesh. Wrap in clingfilm and let the fillets rest in the fridge for at least two days, turning regularly.
- After 2 days, unwrap and clean the fillets and slice as thinly as you can
Pictured other favourite marinade has featured before with vodka and beetroot , here served with nasturtiums leaves and some creme fraiche mixed with horseradish and chives