Whole salmon fillets that have been cured with salt, sugar and pepper then flavored with dill. Salmon is usually sliced paper thin,can be served with sour cream, capers, onion and lemon .
Word Origin: also called Gravlaks (Norway), Gravad Laks (Danish), Graavilohi (Filand) ou Graflax (Island). Gravlax is from Swedish.
Why Gravad laks or more the gravl, well after been told by a Swed. Just because when they cured, the salmon they were putting 2 sides of salmon, between 2 planks of wood, which was then wrapped in cloth and then burried in a Gravel pit outside.
Hear what the Chefs have to say : Let's Talk Gravlax