Salmon Gravlax

This recipe takes 2~3 days to cure the salmon, but it’s quite simple to make. If you like cured salmon, it’s worth giving it a try.

⏳Day 1

  • 1 lemon, half a grapefruit (opt), squize out the juice and put aside
  • sugar: salt 2:1, I used 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4cup salt, a bit lemon zest, a bit grapefruit zest, 1/2 tsp grounded black pepper, half of the juice from the first step, mix well
  • salmon pat dry
  • put the remaining half portion of the juice on a plate first, then place the salmon, rub the mixture in step 2 on the salmon.
  • if you like, you can also cut the lemon and grapefruit skin to small pieces and spread on top (opt)
  • wrap it with food wrap, put something heavy on top, and let it chill in the fridge for 1~2 days

⏳Day 2 or 3

  • take the salmon out, remove the marinade, wash slightly and pat dry.
  • brush honey mustard on top
  • chop dill and spread on top
  • let it chill in the fridge for one more day

⌛ Day 3 or 4

Ready to enjoy 😋

  • slice the salmon to thin slices. Wow, what a beautiful color😍
  • you can enjoy it alone, with a cup of wine, make hand sushi roll, put it on bagels, … Your choice 👍

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