Maple cured salmon on butter toasts

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20 portions


  • 80g rock salt
  • 500ml water
  • 1 x 500g salmon fillet
  • 300ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 1 large bunch dill chopped
  • 5g croute or toasts (2-3 per serving)


  1. Mix the salt and water to make brine.
  2. Soak the salmon fillet in the brine for 15-30 mins.
  3. Remove and dry with a cloth. Place in a container and cover with maple syrup and cure in the fridge for 6 hours, turning halfway through the process.
  4. Remove and place on a tray and top with chopped dill.
  5. Place cured salmon on a croute or biscuit with grain mustard or topping of your choice

This 6-hour cured fish is bursting with flavour. Delicate-tasting maple syrup infuses the salmon and adds a subtle sweetness that strengthens the longer it cures.

Chef tips: serve as a starter with lemon and dill, topped with a paprika and maple sour cream.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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