grav·​lax | \ ˈgräv-ˌläks How to pronounce gravlax (audio) \
variants: or gravlaks

Definition of gravlax

: salmon cured especially with salt, sugar, pepper, and dill and often additional ingredients (such as fennel, coriander, lime, and vodka or aquavit

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Oscar will be serving breakfast tostadas, The Lede’s kitchen will be whipping up king salmon gravlax, and Reem’s California will be there too dishing up their Arab street corner bakery treats. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Peek inside former Chez Panisse chef’s soon-to-open restaurant and help kids in need," 14 June 2019 Don’t miss other popular items like shrimp tartine and house gravlax. Destination Canada, Bon Appétit, "8 Not-to-Be-Missed Restaurants in Edmonton," 14 June 2019 Salmon sold by the pound generally runs $16 to $18, with the cost varying slightly depending upon the type (nova, gravlax, etc.). Charles Passy, WSJ, "For Five Hours on Fridays, Fish Factory Is a Hot Spot," 12 Sep. 2018 But the menu looks familiar, with certain fan favorites revived: endive-and-Roquefort salad; a velvety chickpea pancake, topped with salty-sweet gravlax; wedges of lightly seared, crusted yellowfin tuna with red-pepper coulis. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Tom Valenti Returns with Oxbow Tavern, and Gimmicks to Go at Lucky Pickle," 21 June 2018 Nosh on gravlax and rye toast at the hotel's restaurant, Mad + Vin, but leave room for dessert — in lieu of room service, the hotel delivers pints of Santa Barbara's McConnell's ice cream. Genevieve Mimeault, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Travel Guide For A Coastal California Road Trip," 24 Oct. 2016 Madison on Park offers a diverse menu of items like paleo bowls with your choice of carnitas or chicken, banana-strawberry Nutella waffles, smashed avocado toast and gravlax on rye. Carolina Gusman,, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 The food will have some signature dishes like salmon gravlax and a frisée salad with artichokes and mussels and, occasionally, his braised lamb shank. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Legacy Records Lends Several Dining Options to Hudson Yards," 20 Feb. 2018 Cured with beet, dill, salt and sugar, the salmon gravlax ($13), whose accompaniments change between visits, would do Marcus Samuelsson proud. Spencer Caldwell,, "Artisan, West Hartford," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gravlax

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gravlax

Swedish gravlax or Norwegian gravlaks, from grav pit, hole, grave + Swedish lax, Norwegian laks salmon

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