In the summertime, you may not want to spend a lot of time with your oven on. Christian Bassett from Timber in Portland shares a technique for curing salmon that uses only your fridge.


  • Salmon filet
  • Curing rub
  • Dill sprigs
  • Gin


Trim filet and poke holes into it. Apply the rub generously to both sides. Transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap and add the whole dill sprigs. Dampen the fish with gin. Wrap in plastic and allow to sit in the fridge for a week.

Curing rub:

Mix equal parts salt, sugar and pink peppercorn.