Julia Child's Traditional Gravlax

5790 mins (prep 30, cooking 5760)
5 ingredients
15-20 servings
According to Julia, she first ate Gravlax in the Grand Hotel in Oslo and starting making it then. This recipe easily doubles and will keep (after the cure) for a week in the frig or can be frozen. It's easy to do; the hardest part is the slicing. You can serve it with sauce or, my favorite, just plain with cucumber and good bread, and, if you're adventurous, with some ice cold aquavit. Cooking time is curing time. Servings are estimated for appetizers.

Categories:  fish , brunch , appetizer , time-to-make , holiday , 5-ingredients-or-less , european , easy , seafood , >-1-day , number-of-servings , salmon , saltwater-fish , scandinavian , for-large-groups ,
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  • 2 1/2-3 lbs salmon fillets, skin on, all bones removed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt (plus more if needed)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cognac (plus more if needed)
  • 1 cup dill sprigs, packed


Serving Size (6.5 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 6.59 Calories from Fat 0.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.02g 0.56%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.09%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 573.67mg 358.54%
Total Carbohydrate 0.92g 4.62%
Dietary Fiber 0.04 g 2.11%
Sugars 0.75 g %
Protein 0.03g 0.91%
Vitamin A 0.09IU% Vitamin C 0.04mg%
Calcium 3.81mg% Iron 0.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salmon fillets


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