Salt-Baked Salmon with Citrus and Herbs

BON APPÉTIT
23Ingredients
85Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 6 pounds salmon (head- and tail-on, or arctic char, cleaned)
  • 10 cups kosher salt (from about one 48-oz. box, plus more)
  • 1 grapefruit (thinly sliced)
  • 2 lemons (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 bunch dill
  • 1/2 bunch tarragon
  • 1 shallot (small, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (chilled, cut into pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest (finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit juice (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (finely)
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (divided)
  • kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves (with tender stems)
  • 1/3 cup leaves (fresh dill)
  • 1/3 cup tarragon leaves (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons capers (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 5 pounds arctic char
  • 6 pounds fish
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