Gravad lax

This recipe is for a kilogram of salmon. If you are marinating an entire side of salmon adjust the other ingredients to the weight of the salmon. 

Recipe makes 1 kilogram.

Gravad lax

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salmon, with the skin on



coarsely ground sea salt






fresh dill

Preparation method

  • Clean the salmon if necessary and remove any bones with a pair of tweezers.
  • Place the salmon in a suitable container, skin side down.
  • Mix the sea salt with the sugar and rub the flesh side of the salmon with this mixture.
  • Roughly chop the dill and distribute over the salmon. Press firmly and cover with plastic foil. Set aside under pressure.
  • You can, of course, seal the salmon in a vacuum bag.
  • Set aside to marinate for at least 24 hours. 

Serving suggestions

  • A classic dish in combination with a mustard-dill sauce.
  • In a composition with crème fraîche, salmon roe and rösti.
  • Perfect in a composition with creamcheese, cucumber and horseradish.

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