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Cured Steelhead trout with Honey and Aquavit

In Norway it's most common to cure salmon, but Steelhead Trout is also great to use. Here is a recipe where Steelhead Trout is cured with honey, aquavit and herbs.

Cooking timeOver 60 min
Difficulty levelMedium



  • Place the Steelhead Trout with the skin side down into a casserole.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Herb mix

  • Crush coriander seeds, finely chop dill and mix with aquavit, honey and sugar.
  • Brush the herb mix on the Steelhead Trout.
  • Cover the Steelhead Trout with plastic film and let rest for a couple of hours in the fridge with the skin side down.
  • Turn the Steelhead Trout with skin side up and let the fish marinate for 2 days before serving.


  • Beat mustard and egg yolks, dilute with the oil to a thick consistence.
  • Add crème fraîche, capers, dill and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

To serve

  • Serve the cured Steelhead Trout sliced in thin slices on small pieces of toasted bread topped with dressing.