gravlax

[grahv-lahks]

Origin of gravlax

1960–65; < Swedish gravlax, Norwegian gravlaks, equivalent to grav- (compare Swedish grava, Norwegian grave to dig, bury) + lax, laks salmon; see lox1; the salmon was orig. cured by burying it
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Contemporary Examples of gravlax

  • Gravlax by Christopher Idone Sugar, salt, black peppercorn, and dill form the foundation of this classic gravlax recipe.

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    December 29, 2009

  • Here are five gravlax recipes to try, from the classic to the contemporary.

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  • But unlike its smokier and fattier cousins, gravlax is made by an entirely different process.

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British Dictionary definitions for gravlax

gravlax

gravadlax

noun
  1. dry-cured salmon, marinated in salt, sugar, and spices, as served in Scandinavia

Word Origin for gravlax

C20: from Norwegian, from grav grave (because the salmon is left to ferment) + laks or Swedish lax salmon
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