Graavilohi Gravlax – Salted Salmon from Northern Europe, Finland

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The Finnish Christmas appetizer is graavilohi. It is a Nordic salted salmon, also known as gravlax. Just salting salmon is an easy way to enjoy a Nordic Christmas.

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Christmas Appetizers

The Christmas appetizer at Juhani’s home is always a boxed dish = laatikko, cold smoked salmon, and this graavilohi.
Graavilohi, Gravlax is homemade by Juhani’s father, and it is best served on bread with plenty of dill.

In Japan, most people eat salmon sashimi with soy sauce. It is not often eaten with salt. It’s amazing how much salmon tastes better with just salt! This is a surprising dish.

This is a dish that is easy to make and full of Finnish flavor. Please try it.

Recipe

Graavilohi Gravlax – Salted Salmon from Northern Europe and Finland

The Finnish Christmas appetizer is graavilohi. It is a Nordic salted salmon, also known as gravlax. Just salting salmon is an easy way to enjoy a Nordic Christmas.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rest After Cook6 hrs
Servings4 people
INGREDIENTS
  • salmon (for raw eating) 300 g
  • rock salt 1 tsp
  • white sugar 1/3 tsp
  • dill
EQUIPMENT
  • cookie sheet
  • Measuring spoon
  • Kitchen paper
INSTRUCTIONS
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