If you are fan of smoked salmon- you must try this!
1 lb salmon filet, skinned- the guy ( or gal) at your fish counter will do this for you if you ask.
1 c kosher salt
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
zest of 2 lemons
2 c assorted chopped herbs- basil, parsley, thyme
Mix all your ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
Spread half in bottom of large baking dish
Place salmon on top
Cover salmon with remaining mixture
Place a second baking dish on top and weight it down with cans
Let it hang out in the fridge for 24 hours. You can let it go longer, the consistency will get more firm the longer it stays in the fridge.
Rinse off the mixture. Pat dry with paper towels
Slice about 1/4" thick and serve. Enjoy!