Guinness cured salmon? You better believe it!

If you're up for trying something a tad out of the ordinary, this delicious smoked salmon recipe should be next on your list. 

Guinness cured salmon recipe


  • 1lb of salmon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 oz sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted coriander seeds
  • 50ml extra Guinness
  • 2oz salt Garden cress
  • Bunch of fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot
  • Bunch of fresh dill roughly chopped
  • 12 cauliflower florets
  • 1 cucumber
  • 12 pearl onions
  • 6 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce


Trim the salmon sides if needed. Toast the coriander seeds and zest and juice of the lemons and limes. Then put the zest of lemon and lime, salt, sugar, coriander seeds and juice into a blender and blitz roughly.

Rub the mix into the salmon on both sides and pour the Guinness over it. Roughly chop the herbs and mix over and under the salmon.

Leave to cure for 36-48 hours and turn every couple of hours. When cured take out of liquid and wash off lightly. Trim off any brown from the salmon and carve thinly.

For pickled vegetables peel one carrot, dice and place into boiling water to cook. Add 12 small cauliflower florets into the boiling water with the carrot. Add ¼ cucumber diced and seedless then add 12 small pearl onions.

Finish the recipe by garnishing a plate with the salmon, horseradish crème Fraiche, and pickled vegetables and finish with mixed cress.