- 1-2 lbs. salmon, tail filet
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. coarse salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
Clean and pat dry the filet of salmon. Mix the dry ingredients together. Place the salmon in a glass dish, skin side up. Rub the skin thoroughly with half the salt mixture; turn the piece over and rub the flesh with the rest of the salt. Sprinkle lavishly with dill. Turn flesh down again; cover fish with foil or plastic wrap and weight lightly with another dish or a board. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours or up to three days. To serve, slice thinly on the diagonal and arrange on rye or dark brown bread. The same recipe can be used with trout or mackerel (boned).
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.