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Salmon Gravlax Recipe

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 450 g fresh salmon with skin on
  • 1 bunch fresh dill chopped
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp peppercorn toasted and crushed
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander or fennel seed
  • 2 tbsp vodka


  1. Rinse salmon under cold running water and pat dry with kitchen napkins.
  2. Mix the sea salt, sugar, crashed peppercorn and ground coriander in a bowl evenly.
  3. Mix vodka and lemon juice together
  4. Lay couple sheets of cling film on a tray as procedure photo shown. Put salmon on the middle of tray.
  5. Pour vodka and lemon juice on salmon.
  6. Sprinkle lemon zest on the salmon first then sprinkle step 2 seasalt and spice mixture evenly on the salmon.
  7. Sprinkle chopped dill on the salmon and wrap salmon nice and tight with the cling film.
  8. Try to find something heavy put on top of salmon. I used 2 wooden boards on both side of salmon and wrap really tight to give it a bit of pressure to help it totally marinade.
  9. Leave it in the fridge for 3 days and take it out. Wash away the seasalt and herb. Slice very(!) thin to serve (you’ll need a really sharp knife for this)