Making Gravlax

Recently, at a party, I experienced Gravlax for the first time. When I asked about the recipe, I was told it was easy to make. As a salmon lover, this was perfect for me. So, I had to make it for myself. Here’s how it went.

Note: This isn’t a real recipe. I’m just paraphrasing what I did. You can find many great recipes out there if you need to follow more strict rules.

Step 1: Get a fillet of fresh Atlantic salmon. I froze my fillet for 7 days after I bought it. This may or may not have already been done. Also, it may or may not have been necessary. But, 7 days in the freezer should kill any chance of getting ringworm. So, I took the extra precaution.

Atlantic Salmon Filet

Step 2: Mix 1 part salt and 1 part sugar. Optionally, you can add crushed pepper. Rub the mixture into the salmon.

Salmon Salt and Sugar Rub

Step 3: Next, add dill. Don’t skimp on the dill.

Chopped Dill

Step 4: Now, wrap up the salmon with a plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Wrapped Gravlax

Step 5: Put the salmon in the refrigerator. Let it cure in there for 3 days, turning it over once each day.

Step 6: Slice up and serve. I added some capers, dill, lemon, red onion, and cream cheese.