- boned salmon, cured by marinating in sugar, salt, pepper, and other spices, especially dill.
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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Examples from the Web for 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.
- dry-cured salmon, marinated in salt, sugar, and spices, as served in Scandinavia
C20: from Norwegian, from grav grave (because the salmon is left to ferment) + laks or Swedish lax salmon