For the quick-cured juniper salmon
3 grams coarse ...
The Swedes might not be known for their extravagant design, opting more for snow-white interiors and simple lines, but when it comes to the humble sandwich, they certainly know how to push the boat out. Smörgåstårta is a sandwich layer cake, filled with pâté, smoked fish, prawns, ham, cream cheese...basically, anything. They can be found in bakeries, supermarkets and even at the petrol station, and are served at parties, weddings, funerals and any other excuse for a social gathering.
I went with the less-is-more approach for my filling, sticking with some key Swedish flavours: pickled beetroot, dill, quick-brined salmon and horseradish.
For the salmon brine, put the water into a pan, along with the salt, sugar and juniper berries. Peel and roughly chop the raw beetroot and add it to the pan. Bring to the boil, simmer to dissolve the sugar ...