Salmon Glavlax with Dill & Mustard Sauce

Norwegian

Type of Dish Appetiser

Ingredients

  • 600 g (1 1/2 lbs) salmon fillet (Skin on)
  • 80 g (2 1/2 oz) brown sugar
  • 30 g (1 oz) rock salt
  • 8 g (1/2 Tbsp) black pepper (coarsely ground)
  • 1 bunch fresh dill (for marinade)
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) brandy
  • 15 g (1 Tbsp) honey
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) mayonnaise
  • 15 g (1 Tbsp) dijon mustard
  • 5 g (1 tsp) fresh dill (chopped for sauce)
  • 5 g (1tsp) honey
  • 8 g (1/2 Tbsp) sugar
  • 5 g (1 tsp) brandy
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) white wine vinegar
  • to taste black pepper

Preparation

  1. To marinade salmon, mix marinade ingredients (brown sugar, rock salt, black pepper, fresh dill, brandy,and honey) together in a bowl. Spread the Marinade all over the salmon. Wrap the salmon and marinade up with tinfoil, then wrap once more with cling film. Put in a tray and refrigerate for 3 days.
  2. To make the sauce mix (mayonnaise, dijon mustard, fresh dill, honey, sugar, brandy, white wine vinegar and black pepper) together and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before you use, this will allow the flavors to develop.
  3. This makes a great appetizer. A classic version does not include Honey and Brandy, but I discovered this recipe many years back and I think this adds depth to the flavor. Gravlax goes well with mixed leaf salad and rye bread.

Further Information

Yield 4

Preparation Time is approxmiately 30 minutes.

Rating:
85
4 votes
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