Gravlox Rub Recipe

February 27, 2019

Cured with sugar, salt and dill, Gravlox has a fresh, delicate flavor, and is delicious. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or anytime!

Items needed: 

  • 3-4 lb. salmon fillet, with or without skin
  • Stuart's Spices Gravlox rub (4 oz.)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Two pans and either a few bricks, cans of food such as tomatoes, or other heavy item
  • 1 oz. vodka or brandy, optional for flavor


  1.  Lay fillet on top of plastic wrap skin side down.
  2. Cover filet with entire package of Gravlox rub. (full package of rub is necessary to ensure proper cold curing. If you choose to use the vodka or brand, spread over fish at this point).
  3. Wrap seasoned filet with plastic wrap and place in a pan. Place second pan on top of the filet, then place cans or bricks on top for weight. Refrigerate.
  4. Open salmon package every 12-24 hours and baste with the accumulated liquid.
  5. After 3-4 days, when the dish has lost its translucence, scrape off topping, leaving just a little for added flavor.
  6. Thinly slice the filer on a bias, the same way you would slice smoked salmon. (leave the skin behind).

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