Swedish Gravlax Recipe: A Popular Scandinavian Dill-Cured Salmon

This Swedish gravlax recipe, or gravad lax, is a dill-cured salmon that is popular especially around the holiday seasons (e.g., Christmas, Midsummer, Easter).

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Swedish gravlax, or gravad lax, is a dill-cured salmon that is popular especially around the holiday season. It is a raw fish dish, a Swedish delicacy and a quintessential Smörgåsbord item.

Cured salmon gravlax in dill
Cured salmon gravlax in dill. Credits: Magnus Carlsson/imagebank.sweden.se

You should top it with Hovmästarsås, a dill-infused mustard sauce most notably used with this salmon dish.

Smaklig måltid!

Cured salmon gravlax in dill

Swedish Gravlax

Swedish Gravlax, or gravad lax, is a dill-cured salmon that is popular especially around the holiday season.
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine European, Scandinavian, Swedish
Servings 16 people
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 35 oz salmon raw
  • 5.3 oz salt
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 2 tbsp white peppercorn crushed

Instructions
 

  • Slice across the fish fillet, not through it, making several shallow cuts in the fillets to help absorb the following marinade.
  • Mix salt, peppercorns, and sugar and generously coat the body of the fillet, flipping it over to get both sides equally. Dice the dill, and do the same, covering both sides.
  • Wrap in foil or plastic, then place in refrigerator with a weighted pan on top to help the fish better absorb the marinade.
  • Allow to stay in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days before serving, flipping twice per day while basting with the liquid that pools around the fish.
  • Smaklig måltid!

Notes

Top it with Hovmästarsås, a dill-infused mustard sauce most notably used with this salmon dish.
Keyword Christmas, Easter, Midsummer

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