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Campari and Dill-Cured Salmon with Lavosh and Caviar


Prep Time: 48 hours

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 48 hours

Yield: 12-14 servings

Cuisine: Seafood

Skill Level: Easy



  • 1kg rock salt
  • 2 cups (440g) white (granulated) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • 2 tablespoon juniper berries, lightly crushed
  • 1½ cups dill leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
  • ½ cup (125ml) Campari
  • ¼ cup (60ml) vodka
  • 1 × 1.17kg salmon fillet, skin on and pin-boned
  • Salmon roe, black caviar+ horseradish cream, and lavosh, to serve



  • Place the salt, sugar, peppercorns, juniper berries, dill, lemon rind, Campari, and vodka in a large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Place 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a clean work surface, overlapping slightly to make a sheet long enough to completely cover the salmon. Spread with half the salt mixture and top with the salmon, skin-side down. Cover with remaining salt mixture, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and place in a deep-sided oven tray.
  • Top with a smaller oven tray and weigh down with heavy objects. Refrigerate for 48 hours, turning the salmon every 12 hours. Remove the salmon from the plastic wrap and wipe with a paper towel to remove the salt mixture completely.
  • Using a  sharp knife, thinly slice the salmon from the skin. Serve with the salmon roe, caviar, horseradish, and lavosh.

Tip: Start this recipe at least two days ahead. The cured salmon will keep refrigerated, tightly covered in plastic wrap, for up to five days.



Kingfisher Seafood or Camberwell Seafood

  • 1.17kg salmon fillet, skin on and pin-boned

Camberwell Market Fresh Fruit & Veg

  • Dill leaves
  • Lemon

Nick & Sue’s Gourmet Deli Or Camberwell Deli

  • Rock salt
  • White sugar
  • Black peppercorns
  • Salmon roe
  • Black caviar
  • Horseradish cream
  • Lavosh

Sweeties Fruit & Nuts

  • Juniper berries

Liquor Store or Supermarket

  • Campari
  • Vodka
  • White sugar
  • Horseradish cream
  • Lavosh