Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gravlax, served different ways

Gravlax is very simple to make, and the homemade always tastes so good.
I use only 4 ingredients (besides salmon) for my gravlax; salt, pepper, sugar, and a lot of dill. I don't have time today, so I will post my gravlax recipe next time.

Here's my gravlax, after 24 hours. The fish was washed off of salt and most of minced dill. So nicely shiny.

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One evening, I was invited to a potluck dinner at friend's house. I made gravlax chirashi sushi. I was so glad everybody seemed to have enjoyed it!

The next day for lunch, I made cold penne with sliced gravlax. Because gravlax already has very nice flavors, the pasta was seasoned simply with olive oil, salt, pepper, and some ao-nori (aromatic nori seaweed flakes). The dish was served with a lemon wedge. Beautiful taste.