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What Is Gravadlax?

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27 June 2016

Here at Dundonnell Smoked Salmon we've now got a gravadlax and smoked salmon gift pack on offer (three packs of each with dill sauce included for £26.90 plus delivery)... but lots of people have come out and asked us just what gravadlax is and what you're supposed to do with it. Here are the answers!

So - gravadlax is a form of buried salmon seen in Scandinavia. Back in the day, fish was put into holes in the ground and then covered with salt to preserve it so it could keep people going over the winter. These days, you'll be pleased to hear that you don't have to head outside to dig up your garden to make it. You just have to add a rub (usually salt, sugar and dill) to your salmon and leave it in the fridge for a few days before brushing the rub off and then slicing it up. (Although, of course, you can buy it from us here at Dundonnell if you don't have the time for all the faff.)

Now that you've got your gravadlax all sorted, you can think of how you want to serve it up. It goes incredibly well with Dijon creme fraiche and some pickled cucumbers. Alternatively, you can serve it with a sauce of cream, vinegar, mustard and dill plus a grind of black pepper. Mix in some sliced cucumber and serve it alongside your gravadlax for a really tasty appetiser.

As for drinks, white wines work well but if you're feeling flush and really want to spoil your guests, why not pop open a bottle of chilled champagne instead? We'd love to hear how you'd serve up your gravadlax so get in touch to let us know how you prepare it and what you drink with it.

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