Lime-cured Salmon Salad (Gỏi Cá Hồi)

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  • 2Servings
  • 30 mPrep Time
  • 0 mCook Time
  • 30 mReady In
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This is a salmon or trout version of the Vietnamese raw salad dish (gỏi cá). Most salmons or trouts in Vietnam are imported from Norway, although rainbow trouts are raised in several farms.

Raw salmon or trout fillets are used as the main ingredient, and are cured by the acidity of lime juice. In Vietnam, lime is a common citrus fruits, and are used intensively in cooking. Probably other citrus fruits are suitable for this dish.

raw salmon salad ingredients
Raw salmon salad ingredients

Raw salmon salad has a rich sourness and sweetness from the ingredients, combined with the fatness of coconut shreds.


Step by step method

  • Prepping salmon fillet

    In a bowl, add 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and soak the salmon fillet for a few mins and rinse with clean water. Use a kitchen towel to absorb some water to keep the fillets dry.

  • Marinating

    In a bowl, add dill, lime zest, chili, 1½ TB sea salt, 1½ TB sugar, and mix well. In a plastic wrap, spread the fish fillet and add the marinade, then wrap it up. Use several more plastic wraps to wrap and seal as a package. Place it in the the refrigerator for 24 hours.

  • Dicing

    Once marinated, rinse and dry the fillet. Remove the skin of the salmon fillet, and slice it into dices or cubes.

  • Tossing

    In a bowl, add the salmon dices, 1 tsp lime juice, 2 tsp fish sauce, 1 tsp roasted rice, 1 TB coconut shreds, 1 TB pomelo pulp. Toss the mixture well and pour on a serving dish. Garnish with chopped herbs.

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