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homemade gravlax recipe

Homemade Gravlax Recipe

delicious homemade fresh salmon gravlax recipe that is cured in salt, sugar, pepper and fresh dill for an absolutely divine flavor.
Course Breakfast, brunch, lunch
Cuisine American, nordic, Scandinavian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Curing Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 131kcal


  • 1 cup of coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed whole peppercorns
  • ¼ cup of fresh dill leaves
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2- pound side of fresh sashimi grade wild caught salmon
  • assorted crackers bagels, breads, cream cheeses and vegetables


  • n a large bowl mix together the salt, sugar, peppercorns, dill and lemon zest until combined.
  • Next, lay half of it down and spread it out to the size of the salmon side on a large sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Next, place the salmon skin side down onto the seasoning mixture and then cover the salmon with the remaining half of the seasonings.
  • Wrap the salmon completely with the plastic and place it in a pan.
  • Let it cure in the refrigerator for 48 hours.
  • Remove the plastic and rinse very well.
  • Garnish with fresh dill leaves and slice thing and serve with assorted accompaniments.


Chef Notes:
How to Store: Place it wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Freeze it wrapped up in plastic for up to 2 months.  Thaw for 1 day in the refrigerator before serving. 


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 7099mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg