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Cured Brown Sugar Salmon Skewers

These cured brown sugar salmon skewers are a stunning yet simple appetizer idea. The gorgeous deep orange of the salmon contrasts to the black char, and then the flavour! You will be blown away with the sweet and salty salmon. This is decadent, delicious and dazzling party food! And we all known that the 3D's are where party food is at ;-)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Curing time1 d
Total Time1 d 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 10 skewers
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 1/2 cup rock salt (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb salmon (sashimi-grade, bones removed and skin off)


  • Mix the rock salt, granulated sugar and brown sugar together in a bowl.
  • Place a large pieces of clingfilm on a work surface.
  • Spoon half of the sugar mixture into a salmon shaped mound on the cling film.
  • Place the salmon on the sugar mixture. Top with the remaining sugar mixture.
  • Wrap the clingfilm tightly around the salmon and place in a large (non-metal) dish.
  • Top with a small chopping board or plate and add some weights (I like to use a couple of cans of tomatoes)
  • Refrigerate for 12 hours.
  • After this time turn the salmon over, then replace the board and weights and refrigerate for a further 12 hours.
  • Unwrap salmon, scrape off any sugar mixture.
  • Rinse the salmon well and dry the salmon flesh with paper towel.
  • Cut the salmon into thick fingers and skewer each with a cocktail stick.
  • Place a flat grill pan over a high heat and once it is smoking sear one side of the cured salmon skewers.
  • Serve with a soy dipping sauce.


Using rock salt ensures your salmon isn't too salty. 
As you don't eat all of the salt and sugar it is hard to calculate the exact nutrition, so I took the nutritional value from some store bought cured salmon from the sushi section. 


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3.2g
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