Delicious? Absolut! Salmon Gravlox

24 02 2011

Among the many wonderful ways to enjoy salmon is Gravlox. While this treat can be expensive to purchase when you can find it, it is easy to make yourself. It is also considerably less expensive and you can do a small amount to a whole side of salmon. And by using this modern refrigerator method, you don’t have to bury the fish on some Scandinavian beach for several days.

The key here is fresh salmon. Lay the salmon in a non-reactive vessel, like a glass baking dish. Combine all the remaining ingredients together except the dill to create a slurry and place upon the fish. Top with dill. Cover with plastic wrap and place a weight on the salmon. Turn every twelve hours for about 2 days, no longer than 3. Remove the fish and pat off excess slurry with a moist towel. The fish will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.

  •  Fresh salmon filet (about 3-4 pounds is good)
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs ground mustard seed
  • ¼ cup ground peppercorns
  • 1 cup demura (or light brown) sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 2 oz. fresh dill

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9 responses

24 02 2011
doggybloggy

I dont need to tell you that I make this couple of times year at least since it seems like we have a psychic culinary connection….I have made it with rosemary and cilantro as well but nothing beats the classic dill.

24 02 2011
What's Cooking with Dr. Mike: The Grassroots Gourmet™

Haha! Great minds think so much alike-I was debating a rosemary citrus version but thought I would do the traditional first!

25 02 2011
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25 02 2011
doggybloggy

well to save you some trouble the rosemary was way better than the cilantro version – the licoriciness of the cilantro (or however you can describe its unique flavor) was not as complimentary as both the dill or the rosemary…

28 02 2011
What's Cooking with Dr. Mike: The Grassroots Gourmet™

Thanks DB,
I always like a little Chervil with my salmon as well….

26 02 2011
rebecca

delicious recipe and congrats on all the TV gigs soon you will be able to be a TV star like Dr oz he he oh and the only vegetable in the beet root dish was beet root

28 02 2011
What's Cooking with Dr. Mike: The Grassroots Gourmet™

Well I do not know about that, but we can dream nonetheless!

27 02 2011
E Stelling

I am having this tonight! Great dish Doc…

1 03 2011
tasteofbeirut

Thanks for a reminder of a great classic! I like these when I am in my scandinavian mood!

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