Gravlax (salmon marinated in dill) - mshol
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Gravlax (salmon marinated in dill) - mshol
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:56:52 AM. Recipe ID 19204. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Gravlax (salmon marinated in dill) - mshol
 Categories: Swedish, Seafood, Appetizers, Main dish, Smorgasbord
      Yield: 8 Servings
      3 lb Fresh salmon fillet; center
           -cut, cleaned & scaled
      1 lg Bunch Dill; fresh, whole
    1/4 c  Kosher salt (coarse, or
           -regular is necessary)
    1/4 c  Sugar
      2 tb White peppercorns (or black)
  Cut the salmon in half lengthwise and remove the backbone and the
  small, freebones, as well, or ask your fish dealer to do it for you.
  Leave the skin on.
  Place half of the fish, skin side down, in a deep glass, enamel or
  stainless steel baking dish or casserole. Wash and then shake dry the
  bunch of dill and place it on the fish. (If the dill is of the
  hothouse variety and not very pungent, chop the herb coarsely to
  release it's flavor and sprinkle it over the fish instead.) In a
  separate bowl, combine the salt, sugar and crushed peppercorns.
  Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the dill. Top with the other half
  of the fish, skin side up. Cover with foil and set a heavy plate or
  platter on top of it, slightly larger than the salmon. Weigh it down
  with cans or jars and refrigerate for at least 3 days, up to 7 days.
  Turn the fish over every 12 hours or so, basting with the liquid
  marinade that accumulates, separating the halves a little to baste
  the salmon inside. Replace the platter and weights each time.
  When the gravlax is finished, remove the fish from it's marinade you
  can scrape away the dill and seasonings and pat dry with paper
  towels, or leave the dill and seasonings in place. Place the
  separated halves skin side down on a carving board and slice the
  salmon thinly on the diagonal, detaching each slice from the skin.
  Gravlax is served as part of a smorgasbord or as an appetizer and is
  usually accompanied by a mustard-dill sauce (see recipe). When
  gravlax is presented as a main course, it is garnished with lemon
  wedges as well as the mustard-dill sauce and served with toast and
  perhaps a cucumber salad.
  .\\ichele's Notes: This is one of the easiest recipes to make. Long
  as you start it in advance it's basically a no-brainer. Just remember
  to turn and baste every 12 hours. And slice thin. Mmmmmmm, its great!

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Recipe ID 19204 (Apr 03, 2005)

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