Wild Salmon Gravlax

Difficulty: Simple
Serves: 4

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp pink peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh wild salmon, pin bones removed
  • 2 Fresco® Mini Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 small pickles (cornichons), chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ baguette, thinly sliced and toasted

The rich, soft and briny salmon complimented by the crisp, clean taste of the Fresco® Mini Cucumbers make these great for cocktail parties or special occasions.


  1. Combine sugar, kosher salt, dill and peppercorns in a small bowl.
  2. Line a shallow baking dish with plastic wrap and leave a large flap overhanging both sides.
  3. Spread half of spice mixture on plastic wrap and place salmon on top. Sprinkle remaining mixture over salmon and wrap tightly with flaps of plastic.
  4. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the baking dish and place cans on top to weigh down the gravlax. Cure salmon in fridge for 24 hours.
  5. Remove salmon from baking dish and discard any liquid. Scrape spices off both sides of salmon. Slice with a very sharp knife into thin pieces.
  6. Combine sour cream, shallot, pickles, dill, lemon juice and kosher salt in a bowl and mix well.
  7. Place sliced Fresco® Mini Cucumbers on toasted baguette slices. Top with dollop of cream mixture and finish with sliced gravlax. Serve.