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Doug Varrieur

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Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox
« on: March 05, 2016, 09:55:14 AM »
Want something wonderful? Of course you do :)

Gravlax is a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlox is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by a capers, cream cheese and diced purple onion on bread of some kind. We enjoy Gravlox on low carb everything bagels (2 grams net carbs) that we buy from http://www1.netrition.com/thinslim_foods_bagels.html

Making Gravlox is easy and fun and requires about 10 minutes prep time and 4 day cure time.

Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox



Ingredients

1 pound thick Salmon filet skin on
1/2 cup sea salt
1 bunch fresh dill weed
1/2 cup vodka
15 drops FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener
Course ground black pepper (optional)

Directions

1- Mix the Zero sweetener with the vodka
2- Place the fish in a quart zip lock bag and pour in the sweetened vodka coating all sides.
3- Open the bag and pour the salt all over the flesh side of the fish covering all areas.
4- Place the bunch of dill weed on top of the salt.
5- Press down gently on the bag to remove most air.
6- Place the sealed bag with the fish flesh down in a container and place a weight on top of the fish. A brick works well. I use a round 5 pound barbell weight. Place the fish in the fridge.
7- Turn the fish each day and re-weight.
8- After 4 full days of curing time remove the fish from the bag and pepper well with course ground pepper if desired.
9- Slice the fish very thin and serve on a low carb bagel with cream cheese, capers, purple onion and a bit of the dill weed.
10- Store the fish back into the emptied zip lock in the fridge. The fish will stay fresh for a couple of weeks. BUT if you're like me it will be gone in a few days!  ::)  

 
« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 09:59:00 AM by Doug Varrieur »
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Re: Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 12:28:55 PM »
Sounds wonderful, Doug! :)

I'll have to make some soon.
I wonder how it tastes with fresh steelhead? ;D

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Re: Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 11:22:09 AM »
I've made this with Steelhead.....delish!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 05:51:09 AM »
Can't say I'll be rushing out to try this.......



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Re: Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 08:05:13 AM »
Its really good Morgan,but I love fish ;)

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Re: Delicious Low Carb Nordic Gravlox
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 08:25:27 PM »
Love fresh salmon,  one of my favourite.  The smoked/cured  type not so much.  I'm wondering if it was coming from a household that ate pickled herring often - them, not me.

I like my salmon (skin) dusted in lemon pepper seasoning and seared, served with a tomato and cucumber salad with tzaziki dip.  YUMMO