Homemade Salmon Gravlax is a type of lox that involves salt-curing the salmon. If you like smoked salmon, you will love Gravlax and will be amazed at how easy it is to make at home.
On my recent trip to Costco, I bought Norwegian Salmon labeled “raised without antibiotics“. It’s beautiful and tasty! The salmon is selling at $8.99 per pound, a Great deal!
I have used this Salmon many times for Salmon Ceviche, another favorite of ours. Costco’s Salmon is always fresh and I love the fact that it doesn’t have the skin, which makes it so much easier to work with.
How to make Homemade Salmon Gravlax
This is a cured, un-smoked salmon, that is very similar to lox, with one huge difference: spices. The three basic ingredients are salt, sugar, and dill (lots and lots of dill).
I didn’t have fresh dill on hand, so I’ve used dill weed instead. Since my son is not into herbs just yet, I’ve added just 2 tsp. of dill weed. The amount is up to you.
Slice your bread thin and spread cream cheese on some and guacamole on the rest. Remember that if you use the cream cheese you can make these a day ahead and they will keep well in the refrigerator.
With guacamole, you need to eat them the same day. Add your favorite thinly sliced toppings.
Easy Guacamole Recipe:
2 ripe Avocados
1 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. diced garlic
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1 Tbsp. herbs (used dill weed)
tomatoes (didn’t add this time)
Cut avocados in half and remove the pit. Spoon the flesh of the avocados into a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, salt, garlic, onion, herbs, and tomatoes (optional). Stir gently to combine.