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)

Examples of gravlax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expect schmears and gravlax-style lox made in-house, too. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb. 2022 Neophytes should approach the counter with reverence, having learned to distinguish between the delicatessen and the appetizing store, the lox and the gravlax, the cured and the smoked. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 From New Orleans beignets to Chicago deep dish pizza to the gravlax of New York City, order and ship something edible this holiday season. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Nov. 2021 At chef/owner Steven Brown's Parisian charmer, enjoy a six-course dinner ($125 per person) that includes Dover sole, slow-roasted lamb loin and gravlax. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 29 Jan. 2021 Highlights include a gravlax BLT board, Frog Hollow Farms pear salad and crispy chicken and pancakes. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2020 And instead of intermingling tricky recipes like spinach pie or gravlax with easy lifts, Copeland relegates the labor-intensive stuff to the back of the book. Kelsey Lindsey, Outside Online, 22 Dec. 2019 Hash Brown Latke Benedict with crispy potatoes, poached eggs, gravlax, hollandaise, seasonal fruit. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 8 Nov. 2019 Step it up by adding a thin layer of gravlax or other cured fish. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, 15 July 2019 See More

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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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The first known use of gravlax was in 1848

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“Gravlax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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