We present gravad lax

The candles, the widespread decorations, the natural wood; Scandinavia is the home of the Christmas spirit. That’s why we decided to bring a piece of this land that we love so much to the table.

We present gravad lax, or salmon marinated in dill and accompanied by a special sauce.
Let’s start:

 

Ingredients for 8 people:

  • Fillet of felled wild salmon about 2 kg
  • 1 kg Salt without iodine
  • 1 kg Sugar
  • White pepper, juniper berries, cardamom, red berries
  • Dill
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

Procedure:

Wash and dry the salmon, removing the bones with the help of tweezers.

Pour the salt, sugar and spices coarsely crushed in a mortar into a container. Cover and leave to rest for about an hour.

Massage the salmon with the oil, a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of ground white pepper.

 

 

Pour half of the salt and sugar mixture into a baking dish, place the fillet on top and sprinkle with chopped dill.

 

 

Cover the salmon completely with the remaining salt and sugar mixture and seal the baking dish with foil.

Return the baking sheet to the refrigerator and turn the fillet every twelve hours.

 

 

After 48-72 hours, rinse salmon, pat dry and top with more chopped dill.

GRAVAD SAUCE

 

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 dl EVO oil

Combine mustard, sugar and vinegar in a bowl. Mix together.

 

 

Use an electric whisk to mix while pouring in the oil.

 

 

What you can not miss for a more Nordic atmosphere

 

 

HANGING AMARYLLIS
Decorate your windows by hanging upside down Amaryllis with a red ribbon. You can give them a drink by pouring water into the stem! If you can’t find these flowers you can use any other type, even a bouquet.

FRUIT RISERS
Use fruit risers to set fruit such as oranges or persimmons. They will give color and atmosphere to the dining room. You can give an extra Scandinavian touch by piercing the oranges with cloves, this way you will also have a fragrant table!

THE INEVITABLE CANDELABRA AT THE TABLE
It’s not a true Scandinavian table without at least one candelabra. Silver, wooden or painted, this object for the table will make the Christmas atmosphere even warmer.

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