01 December

Create at Christmas

Create Food & Party Design are getting into the spirit of the season with an edible advent calendar. The run up to Christmas will see the Create team reveal all about their most secretive recipes, as well as divulging some fascinating Christmas tips.Follow the Create Advent Calendar and learn all about how to do Christmas the Create way, from curing your own salmon to sourcing the best blankets for your pigs. On the first day of Christmas Create revealed how to prepare cured salmon fit for a king. Read on for a sneak peek…

Ingredients

1 side of fresh Scottish salmon pin boned and trimmed from James Knight of Mayfair, supplier to The Queen and Create
5 raw beetroot, chopped into cubes
A large thumb sized root of fresh horseradish (depends on the size of your thumb of course)
500g rock salt
250g refined caster sugar
2 bunches of fresh tarragon

1) Lay your side of salmon skin side down in a large dish (don’t use your favourite dish, there’s a risk of staining!)
2) In your food processor blend the beetroot, horseradish, sea salt, sugar and tarragon into a smooth paste
3) Evenly pour the purée over the salmon, wrap in cling film and place in the fridge
4) After a night of curing turn the salmon and leave for a further 24 hours
5) At this stage the salmon should have taken on a beautiful deep purple colour. It is now ready to eat. Wash off the cure, pat dry with a clean cloth and dig in!

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