What is Gravlax?

Gravlax or gravlaks is a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, pepper and dill. The raw salmon is completely covered in a dry marinade of salt, sugar, and dill, and cured for twelve hours to a few days. Often, ingredients such as fennel, coriander, lime, vodka or aquavit may be added.

The cured fish is thinly sliced and served as an appetizer, on rye bread or with boiled potatoes, and accompanied with a dill and mustard sauce.

Gravlax served with Pâte courtesy of: Fotoos van robin på Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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