Gin tonic marinated salmon

Gin tonic marinated salmon

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A gin Tonic is not only nice to drink, you can also make a nice marinade with it. And then we do this salmon marinated in gin and tonic. A beautiful colorful dish for the Christmas menu. The preserving jar with sweet and sour vegetables will certainly be a bit too much for 4 people. But you can also keep it in the refrigerator for a while. So you can definitely use some of those vegetables again in the days that follow. This dish is a bit reminiscent of sashimi with the nori sheet surrounding the salmon for extra flavor. marinated salmon

Gin tonic marinated salmon

Gin tonic marinated salmon

Of course I don't have to explain to you that you have to go for quality here. A nice piece of salmon is needed to make this a top dish. Order in good time at your fishmonger, or go to the wholesaler. Here you will also be able to buy various types of fresh herbs to brighten up your plate. This is how you really make a chef-worthy recipe.

Gin tonic marinated salmon

If you're not a fan of dill, you could use chervil or just parsley. It is important to add some green to the plate for a nice color.

Dill can sometimes have a strong flavor, so opting for other herbs can be a pleasant variation. Feel free to experiment and discover which flavors suit your dish best.

Below is the full recipe with ingredients. Have fun making the recipe below. Delicious bites!

Gin tonic marinated salmon

Gin tonic marinated salmon

A very fine piece of salmon with sweet and sour vegetables.

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Hallway: side dish
Kitchen: European
Keyword: cauliflower, gin, nori, tonic, carrot, salmon
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 161kcal
Author: Francine
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You need:

spray bottle
1 preserving jar 500 ml
sharp knife


  • 400 gram smoked salmon side - uncut (whole salmon)
  • ½ citroen - the zest of the peel
  • 2 nori sheets

For the mayonnaise:

  • 40 ml mayonnaise
  • 30 ml sour cream

For the sweet and sour vegetable in a preserving jar:

  • 12 cauliflower florets
  • 1 kohlrabi - shaped into balls with Parisienne drill
  • 6 radishes - cut in the middle
  • 1 winter carrot - grated and cut into 8 thin ribbons
  • 1 shallot - cut into slices
  • 250 ml White wine vinegar
  • 100 ml tonic
  • 40 gram sugar
  • 10 gram salt
  • 1 tl coriander balls - spices
  • 1 tl red pepper balls - spices
  • 1 tl fennel seeds - spices
  • 1 twig fresh tarragon
  • 1 twig fresh chervil

For the gin and tonic marinade:

  • 20 ml gin
  • 30 ml sweet and sour from the preserving jar
  • 15 ml tonic
  • 1 el fresh dill
  • ½ citroen - zest of the peel

Nice and easy: click on the logo of your favorite supermarket to add the ingredients.

And this is how you make it:

  • Remove the salmon from the packaging and pat dry, grate lemon zest over the salmon.
  • Place 2 sheets of Nori behind each other and overlap them by 2 cm. Place the salmon in the middle of the sheets and fold the nori leaves around the salmon.
  • Stick them together with a little bit of moisture and then wrap it in foil and put the salmon package in the refrigerator until use.

To make the sweet and sour vegetable:

  • Place all vegetables, herbs and spices in a preserving jar as described above. Bring the tonic, vinegar, sugar and salt to the boil, pour over the vegetables in the preserving jar and fill to just below the rim. Close the preserving jar and turn it upside down, then let it cool down.
  • Mix all the ingredients from the list above for the gin and tonic marinade for the salmon.

Preparing the salmon:

  • Cut the salmon with nori into silhouettes (nice slices) with a sharp knife and place on a platter. Spoon the gin tonic marinade onto this and leave it for 10 minutes to absorb.
    Remove the vegetables from the preserving jar, you can roll up the carrot.  
    Remove salmon from the marinade and divide 2 slices per person on plates with the various vegetables. If desired, add some of the gin and tonic marinade.
    Squirt small dots of the mayonnaise here and there.
  • Delicious bites!
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