How to prepare Gravlox


1 cup sugar
1 cup salt
1 lemon with rind
Fresh or dried dill
2 tablespoon Vermouth or Gin
1 pound of salmon

Step 1:  1 cup sugar, 1 cup salt, rind of 1 lemon. Mix together

Step 2: Pour half the mixture in a glass pan and cover with dill. If you don’t have fresh dill use dried.

Step 3: Place salmon on top of mixture and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of either vermouth or gin on top of salmon.

Step 4: Pour the remainder of the mixture on top of the salmon and place dill on top of mixture. Cover tightly with saran wrap.

Step 5: Place a weighted object on top of salmon to compress it. I like to use beer bottles but you can use what ever you have on hand. Place in refrigerator for 6 hours. After the 6 hours are up take the salmon out and flip it then place it back in the refrigerator for another 6 hours.

Step 6: Rinse off sugar and salt mixture. Pat dry with a paper towel. To store left overs wrap tightly with saran wrap and keep refrigerated.

Step 7: Serve to your liking. I like to cut it into thin slices and put it on a blini with creme fraiche or on top of a salad (see above).


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