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FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

A little late, but it’s still Friday here on the west coast, so I’m just getting this posted under the wire. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie was quite the experiment – Dilled Gravlax. I want to say that I’ve made gravlax once before, but now I can’t find a post on that so maybe I’m just imagining it. Maybe I dreamed it. Or maybe that was in a parallel universe (pardon me, but we’re working our way through Fringe on Netflix right now and it’s all red vines, parallel universes, and Walter-without-pants-on over here).

So, where was I? Oh yeah – gravalx. I made mine with some previously frozen Columbia River salmon. And here’s something I learned at IFBC this year: if you’re going to eat raw salmon (which gravlax basically is), it needs to have been frozen and defrosted. Or else there can be parasites (hey! Like on Fringe).

I made mine pretty much exactly as Dorie’s recipe dictated, which can also be found here: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce, Bon App├ętit | March 2004.

After three days of curing, we ended up having this as a snack the day after Christmas, it was really, really good! Loved the coriander flavor.

Now, let’s see how everyone’s gravlax turned out at the links here. And like all the French Fridays with Dorie posts, this recipe is in the cookbook, Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.

FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

10 comments to FFwD: Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

  • This was a perfect holiday snack/ dish! Happy New Year!

  • Oh yes! a great snack item! Happy New Year!

  • Liz

    I wish I had some leftover for a post Christmas snack! Yours looks delish, Michelle. Happy New Year, my friend!

  • I agree coriandeer is a really surprisingly nice seasoning on this gravlax. Happy New Year.

  • nana

    Looks perfect. This was really a simple recipe and I think everyone thought it would be difficult. If not for Dorie,
    we would probably never try some of these. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

  • You are absolutely right about the freezing part. I shared my gravlax with friends and didn’t want to poison them so Whole Foods walked me through the process.l Of course, there’s was frozen when I purchased it. And, my friends are still breathing. Loved making this. A first time for me. But, it won’t be the last. A real accomplishment and yours looks wonderful.

  • Nice shot of the mortar and pestle- I did the same ! This was definitely my first try at gravlax but it was so easy, and such a hit- it will be a repeat. Now to go check out that show you mentioned…..:) Happy New Year.

  • Love the photos! Great post – it was my first try at Gravlax and won’t be the last. Loved it and think it is the perfect starter for entertaining. Happy New Year!

  • You are right, this was perfect for the holidays. I forgot about freezing the salmon. I’ll have to do that next time. Fortunately, we survived! Happy New Year!

  • Happy that you enjoyed this so much! I finally caught up to this one – probably a split decision – though all salmon and gravlox lovers loved it! Happy New Year!