Get your



EsmeSalon Recipes

Get access to 1000+ homemade tried and tested recipes by home chefs

By subscribing, I agree to receive a newsletter, exclusive content and free gifts, and declare that I have read the privacy policy and terms and conditions.

Gail’s Cured Salmon (Gravadlax)

Please Spread the love, Sharing is Caring!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.

TRH Gail's Cured Salmon (Gravadlax)

Equal quantities of fresh Norwegian salmon pieces (400 g),
400 g white sugar,
400 g coarse salt.
Add 1/4 cup Brandy (optional ) 1/2 cup lemon juice.
Zest of 1/2 lemon.
Pack the fish pieces with coarse salt and sugar, add brandy and lemon zest and lemon juice.
Cover with a lid and place in fridge for 1 and 1/2 days to cure. Turning occasionally.
Wash fish well and dry in paper towels. Fish must be firm.
Spread a layer of prepared mustard over fish pieces add chopped dill ( – a handful ) crack of black pepper.
Slice thin slivers of salmon and serve with horseradish sauce or creme fraiche smoothed, add a chopped chilli and 1 clove minced garlic.
Garnish with rocket and baby tomatoes radishes and cucumber balls. Lemon wedges, baby spring onions. Croutons:
Take a bread roll slice into thin rings.
Toast with a little olive oil on a griddle. Serve with fish.

Prepared, Tried and Tested by: Gail Haselsteiner

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please es**@es*******.com">contact me should you wish to discuss it further.


My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog. You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time.

Leave a Comment