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Dilled Gravlax on crackers on a white tray


How to cure salmon with salt and sugar!



  1. Wrap baking sheet in plastic wrap, then line with parchment. Place fillets baking sheet, skin side down. Remove any bones.
  2. Mix together pepper, sugar and salt. Sprinkle over fillets. Place dill over salmon, then drizzle with Cognac.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, then top with another baking sheet. Place a heavy object on top of the second baking sheet (I used cast iron popover pans).
  4. Every 12 hours, flip the salmon pieces and cover with new plastic wrap. Continue for a total of 3-4 days.
  5. To serve, scrape off dill and spices. Pat dry. Slice thin pieces on the diagonal.


Inspired by recipes from Emeril and Julia Child

Total time is 3-4 days for curing.