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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:34 pm    Post subject: Gravlax experience Reply with quote

I've followed this recipe twice now, using a food sealer both times. The first time it came out a bit peppery; possibly I mis-measured. The second time I cut the pepper in half and replaced the rest with caraway and it came out great. I used kosher salt and raw sugar both times, as I like the added flavor. There was very little liquid when I opened it, but almost all of the salt and sugar were dissolved and the dill was soaked, so that's where it went. I don't know how anybody else eats it, but we serve it the way we'd serve lox; with bagels and cream cheese.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Beetroot Gravlax Reply with quote

I love this recipe. We made something similar and made it with Beetroot. Very delicious and the colour is incredible:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Gravlax by Chu Reply with quote

This is a late post. Have used the original recipe for 2yrs. Now I buy Sockeye Filets ~1lb frozen & bagged direct from the Super. Put in freezer until needed. Take from freezer; open bag; take out filet; cover with your own prepackaged dill from squeeze tube; liquid smoke as desired; your own salt/sugar/pepper mix. Use washed index finger to spread. Put back in the original freezer bag. Seal with Foodsaver or other heat sealer, but squeeze out air. Skin side up for 8 hr, with weight, to thaw time. Fridge for 48 hr or more. Can flip as desired. Make sure filet is oriented N/S. (This is a Feng Shui addendum) Cut open bag. Rinse in cold water while in bag. Remove from bag. Dry in fridge for 6-8 hr, uncovered, perhaps on grid. Serve as desired. This is a NO MESS prep.
And thanks to Chu. Sanitary. All you have to do is wash that index finger.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:03 pm    Post subject: Gravlax Reply with quote

I've been making gravlax for years as salmon is plentiful in the Seattle area. My best product so far uses cilantro instead if dill. I've found that by adding a couple of tablespoons of lapsang souchong tea leaves (available from any good tea merchant) the finished product will have a lightly smoked flavor because the lapsang souchong tea leaves are smoked during drying.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:44 pm    Post subject: gravlax with smoke flavor Reply with quote

Thanks for the recipe and discussion. I used applewood smoked salt with the sugar and dill and enjoyed the slightly smoky flavor it gave my gravlax. Does anyone know if there's any reason why this shouldn't be done or if it would affect the cure? Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the question is regrets not at all clear.

why what shouldn't be done?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:46 am    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote Delete this post

I make this recipe all the time. It's distilled down to such a simple recipe. I buy a lot of salmon when it's on sale and make a bunch. Then I food saver seal it and freeze in 3 ounce portions and have them for breakfast. So good!

I make it pretty much exactly as per the recipe and it's amazing every time. Thank you for making it simple!
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