Herb and Maple Cured Salmon

Fish and Seafood / Breakfast and Brunch

Herb and Maple Cured Salmon
Preparation Time:
10 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 side salmon approx. 500 – 600g, filleted and skin removed
  • 1 ½ cups sea salt flakes
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • ½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ bunch dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • ½ bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 radish, sliced for garnish


  1. Mix the salt, maple sugar, maple syrup and zest of lemon and spread onto the base of a deep tray.
  2. Place the salmon on top of the mix.
  3. Blend the parsley and dill together with a little oil, season with extra salt and generously cover the salmon.
  4. Tightly secure dish with clingfilm and place in the fridge overnight.
  5. The next day, and when almost ready to serve, remove the tray from the fridge. Salmon should have a “firm to the touch” texture.
  6. Gently transfer the cured salmon to a serving board and slice thinly on an angle to include the zesty herb crust.
  7. For the dill mayonnaise, mix ingredients together in a bowl and chill until ready to serve.
  8. As a serving suggestion, cut slices of sourdough or rye bread, spread with the dill mayonnaise and add a slice of cured salmon.
  9. Garnish with fresh lemon and sliced radish.

A quick and easy salmon recipe, flavoured with sweet maple syrup, fresh herbs and creamy dill mayo. Best served with slices of sourdough or rye bread, this maple-cured salmon makes the ultimate brunch dish.

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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