Gravlax
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Gravlax

About this recipe: Gravlax is salt-cured salmon popular in Scandinavian cuisine. Some, like this one, are made with vodka.

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Ingredients

Serves: 16 

  • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) salmon fillet, bones removed
  • 4 tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons vodka

Method

Prep:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Drape cling film over a glass baking dish. Cut salmon in half lengthwise, and place one half in dish, skin side down. Mix together salt, brown sugar and pepper. Sprinkle half of mixture over salmon in the dish, cover with the chopped dill, and pour the vodka over the whole mixture.
  2. Sprinkle the remaining salt mixture over the remaining half of salmon. Place over the salmon in the dish, skin side up. Fold the cling film snuggly over the entire salmon. Place a board over the fish and weigh it down with a heavy object.
  3. Refrigerate fish for 24 to 36 hours, turning every 12 hours. To serve, separate the fillets, and carefully brush off the salt, sugar and dill. Cut into very thin slices with a sharp knife.

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