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Gravlax: Length of cure

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Gravlax: Length of cure

shaffey | Dec 20, 2011 04:55 PM

I have a gravlax curing in my fridge and it's the first time I've done this so I have some questions.

I put the salmon in the cure last night (Dec 19), and when I took it out to baste it tonight it's already pretty much opaque and looks pretty much done. The recipe said it would take between 2 and 4 days (from Joy of Cooking). Here are my questions:

1) Is there any risk in allowing it to cure longer? Will it get too salty if I let it sit in the brine too long?
2) When I do take it out of the brine, should I rinse it off before wrapping it in plastic for storage?

Thanks in advance!
S

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