Gravlax Salmon Recipe

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This is one of those foods that I was very hesitant to try when I was younger, and I absolutely love it now! If you haven’t had gravlax before, the basic idea is that you are curing raw, wild caught salmon in salt, sugar, and spices. It. Is. Delicious.

I tried a lot of recipes to figure out how to make this (because it is $7 per 4 ounces to buy!!) and finally found one that works well. This recipe from Gnolls.org is the best one I’ve found, and is probably my new favorite food! The recipe below is a slight adjustment from his, but check out his great tutorial.

If you haven’t tried gravlax before, I highly recommend making this recipe. It is absolutely wonderful by itself, or on cucumber slices, or with cream cheese, or many other ways!

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Gravlax Salmon Recipe

A raw salmon preserved with sugar and salt for a delicious appetizer or meal.
Course Seafood
Cuisine Scandinavian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 days 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 193kcal
Author Katie Wells

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the salmon filet in half into two equal size pieces.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and salt evenly over the flesh side of both filet pieces making sure you coat well.
  • Sprinkle half of the dill evenly on ONE piece of the salmon.
  • Place the lime slices on top of the dill on that piece.
  • Sprinkle the other half of the dill on top of the limes, making sure they are covered.
  • Carefully, place the second piece of salmon on top of the first one.
  • Wrap very tightly in plastic wrap and place carefully in a Ziploc bag
  • Put the bag in a baking dish or plate with high sides and place in the refrigerator.
  • Flip over every 12 hours or so.
  • Wait 2 days (and no more than 3!!).
  • To serve scrape off the excess dill and limes and slice thinly with a sharp filet knife to remove from the skin.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Delicious served on cucumber slices or with cream cheese. Enjoy within a couple days of finishing.  

Nutrition

Serving: 65grams | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.8g | Protein: 19.3g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 683mg | Sugar: 1.8g

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