Salmon with gin spices, mushrooms and roasted rye bread

Salmon with gin spices, mushrooms and roasted rye bread is a typical Scandinavian dish. It has a delicious taste thanks to the gin and the herbs.

salmon with gin spices

Salmon with gin spices is a nordic salmon recipe. And the good news is, you don’t have to limit yourself to the gin spices, you can also add some gin to it.


  • a nice piece of fresh salmon
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • a good dash of gin
  • a tablespoon of fresh dill, rosemary and thyme.
  • some pieces of star anise
  • a coffee spoon of juniper berries
  • a bit of zest of a lemon
  • 4 large mushrooms
  • an onion
  • a slice of rye bread
  • pepper


  • Chop the herbs finely.
  • Ground the juniper berries in a mortar.
  • Mix the herbs with the olive oil and the gin.
  • Add the zest and the star anise.
  • Marinate the salmon for 2 hours in the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, chop the onion and the mushrooms.
  • Cut the rye bread into small pieces.
  • Roast the rye bread in a pan, until crunchy. Put it aside.
  • Remove the salmon from the marinade.
  • Use the marinade to bake the onions. If needed, add some olive oil.
  • After a few minutes, add the mushrooms and put a lid on it.
  • Heat some butter in another pan and bake the salmon.
  • When the mushrooms are ready, remove the lid and place it on the salmon. Keep the mushrooms warm.
  • Just before serving, add the rye bread crumbs to the mushrooms.
  • Remove the star anise from the mushrooms. You may use them for decoration.
  • Serve immediately, and why not drinking a gin with it?
mushrooms with gin herbs
mushrooms with gin herbs

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The Dutch version of salmon with gin spices can be found on “Gerechtenweb“.

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