The reason for this question is that I live in a landlocked part of the US, thus; the salmon I have access to isn't "fresh off the boat", and there aren't really any places I have access to sushi grade sushi (which I would just eat raw without curing). The recipe originates from this YoutTube video (written recipe here).
In which the process it takes to make raw salmon edible is simply to dunk 1/4 inch thick slabs of salmon into:
- 2 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup Kosher salt – I used Diamond Crystal brand
- 1/3 cup sugar
The author Chef John claims:
This technique works great with frozen salmon, which apparently kills potential parasites, so that’s one option. Anecdotally, I can tell you I’ve done this, and similar procedures, countless dozens of times with fresh salmon ("sushi grade" from a reputable, local purveyor), and have lived to tell the tale. Good luck.
Do you think it would be safe to do this with average store bought Salmon?
I'm not all that scared of parasites in the salmon, b/c the process in which the salmon is cut into strips would make it very easy to see if there are little "worms" in the fish. I'm more concerned with the actual bacteria that might be on the fish and whether this 3 minute brine would be sufficient.