There are many recipes on the Internet for how to salt fish. I suggest a simple and proven method. This delicacy is easy to prepare for everyone. Unlike industrial production, the dish is prepared without the use of preservatives and flavor enhancers. The main thing in this dish is the presence of fresh fish.
Fish salting: What You Need to Know
I use sierra bonito fish, as I fish them all the time in the Atlantic Ocean with a rod. The average weight of each fish is 3kg.
Here are its benefits for pickling:
- The fish has no scales. It can be quickly washed and cleaned.
- The fish is as safe as possible to eat. Fast-speed fish does not get infested with pests and parasites.
- Does not have unpleasant odors, always a clean stomach.
- Easy to cut into pieces.
- Has no waste. All of its parts are used in cooking.
- Tasty and healthy, low fat.
✅ Step 1: Cutting the Fish
Standardly open the abdomen and remove the viscera. Divide into the following parts:
- ☑️ For salting: fillets of 2 kinds (top part and middle part of the fish).
- ☑️ For roasts: belly, heart, liver, and caviar.
- ☑️ For the fish soup: tail, fins, middle backbone, and head.
☝️ What is the main ingredient for salting fish?
Salt and cane sugar in equal proportions: 2 tablespoons per 1 kg of fish meat.
✅ Step 2: Easy Salted Sierra Recipe – A Cooking Process
Put the sugar and salt mixture in the bottom of the bowl.
Then the fish and top it with the sugar and salt mixture again.
☝️ How long should you salt fish for?
Keep in a glass dish for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Drain all the brine, rinse under water, and dry with a paper towel.
Wrap each slice in foil, then in plastic wrap.
Keep in a glass dish for 24 hours in the fridge.
Cut into beautiful slices and make a sandwich (spread soft cheese on half of a bun, put a slice of tomato and cucumber, a lot of fish, and half a bun on top).
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