noun Scandinavian Cookery.
- boned salmon, cured by marinating in sugar, salt, pepper, and other spices, especially dill.
Origin of gravlax
< 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.
Here are five gravlax recipes to try, from the classic to the contemporary.
But unlike its smokier and fattier cousins, gravlax is made by an entirely different process.
British Dictionary definitions for gravlax
- 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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