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Swedish Gravlax with Rocket and Mustard

Experience the exquisite flavours of my Swedish Gravlax with Rocket and Mustard Salad. An elegant and flavourful dish that’s a true culinary delight.

Total Time
3 days
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • For the Gravlax:

    500g salmon fillet, skin on
    100g granulated sugar
    100g sea salt
    1 tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed
    Zest of 1 lemon
    Zest of 1 orange
    1 bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped
    Plastic wrap

    For the Mustard Salad:

    100g fresh rocket (arugula)
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt and pepper to taste

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    30 min

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  1. For the Gravlax:

    • Prepare the Salmon:
      • Rinse the salmon fillet and pat it dry with paper towels.
      • Place it skin-side down on a clean surface.
    • Mix the Cure:
      • In a bowl, combine the granulated sugar, sea salt, crushed black peppercorns, lemon zest, orange zest, and chopped fresh dill.
    • Coat the Salmon:
      • Spread half of the cure mixture evenly over the salmon fillet.
      • Place the fillet skin-side down in a shallow dish.
      • Cover the salmon with the remaining cure mixture.
      • Wrap the salmon tightly in plastic wrap.
    • Chill and Cure:
      • Place the wrapped salmon in a dish to catch any liquid that may escape.
      • Refrigerate for 2-3 days, turning the salmon every 12 hours and basting it with any liquid that accumulates.
    • Slice and Serve:
      • After curing, unwrap the salmon and discard the cure mixture.
      • Slice the gravlax thinly at an angle and serve.

    For the Mustard Salad:

    • Prepare the Dressing:
      • In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil until well combined.
      • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Toss the Salad:
      • Place the fresh rocket (arugula or Rucola) in a large salad bowl.
      • Drizzle the mustard dressing over the rocket and toss to coat evenly.


Calories per serving: Approximately 270 calories. Keep in mind that nutritional values may vary based on ingredient brands and portion sizes. Enjoy a gourmet meal with a touch of Swedish sophistication!

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