Gravlax (Swedish Sugar and Salt Cured Salmon)

Recipe by Mimi Bobeck
READY IN: 48hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove any small bones from the fillets with a pair of tweezers or needle-nosed pliers.
  • Mix the sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Cover the bottom of a baking dish with 1/3 the dill and rub half of the sugar-salt mixture into the first fillet, on both sides, and lay it skin side down on top of the dill.
  • Cover with 1/3 of dill.
  • Prepare the other salmon fillet in the same way, and cover with the remaining fillet, skin side up, with the remaining dill on top.
  • Cover in plastic wrap, place a cutting board with some heavy weights on top and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Remove from plastic wrap and discard accumulated juices.
  • Rewrap and refrigerate another 24- 48 hours.
  • Scrape off the marinade and slice paper thin.
  • Serve with Mustard Dill Sauce (Recipe #68168).
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