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Salmon gravlax is surprisingly easy to make and looks absolutely stunning. The salmon is cured 2 - 3 days in advance so there’s little that needs to be done when serving.

One side of salmon


7 & 1/2 teaspoons course rock salt
2 & 1/2 teaspoons golden caster sugar
1/3 cup chopped dill leaves
3 tablespoons vodka 
2 tablespoons grated horseradish 
2 beetroot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 orange, zest only
1kg side of salmon 

Crème Fraîche & Dill Sauce
Crème fraîche
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
Sea salt
Cracked pepper 

To Serve
Thinly sliced sourdough, toasted
Lemon wedges


In a food processor, combine all beetroot cure ingredients, blitz until smooth. 

Line a large baking tray with a sheet of plastic wrap and two sheets of baking paper. Place salmon on top and smear beetroot paste over salmon. Wrap sheets of baking paper and plastic wrap around salmon until completely contained. Use extra baking paper and plastic wrap if needed. Refrigerate for 2 - 3 days. 

Once cured, carefully open up the parcel and brush the beetroot paste off of the salmon. Use a sharp knife to carefully remove salmon skin.

In a small bowl, combine crème fraîche and dill sauce ingredients. 

Thinly slice salmon and serve on toasted sourdough with crème fraîche and dill sauce.