Gravlax or cured salmon

Cured salmon – popularly known as ‘gravlax’– is a very simple process. The curing process dehydrates the fish, removes all the liquid and kills any bacteria that may spoil the fish .


Ingredients :
500-700 gms fresh plump pink salmon
Prepare curing mixture with
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Aquavit ( it’s a dill flavoured Scandinavian liquor.) or substitute Aquavit with 2 Tbs Vodka


2 cups of finely chopped dill leaves , 5-6 peppercorns
1 tsp lemon zest

Method :

  1. Pat dry the salmon.
  2. Mix all ingredient of the curing mixture
  3. Take a large plastic wrap , place the salmon on it.
  4. Apply the curing mixture liberally and evenly on the salmon.
  5. Wrap the fish tightly.
  6. Place on a plate and place something heavy on top of the fish.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours.
  8. Take out the salmon. Wash off the curing mixture from the fish.
  9. Pat dry. Slice into thin slices and serve on toast , on eggs, with salad.

 The usage are endless.



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