gravlax

noun
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 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, "Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these Twin Cities restaurants," 29 Jan. 2021 Highlights include a gravlax BLT board, Frog Hollow Farms pear salad and crispy chicken and pancakes. Los Angeles Times, "Where to order Mother’s Day takeout in Los Angeles and Orange County," 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, "Yes, You Can Cook Healthy Without Sacrificing Taste," 22 Dec. 2019 Hash Brown Latke Benedict with crispy potatoes, poached eggs, gravlax, hollandaise, seasonal fruit. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "New downtown Phoenix restaurant is inspired by Mexico City's trendy bohemian neighborhood," 8 Nov. 2019 Step it up by adding a thin layer of gravlax or other cured fish. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 Step it up by adding a thin layer of gravlax or other cured fish. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The Morris’s head chef, Gavin Schmidt, cures salmon in chartreuse to create a sort of alpine gravlax. New York Times, "Jell-O as Art, Apocalypse-Ready Clothing and More," 30 Aug. 2019 Step it up by adding a thin layer of gravlax or other cured fish. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019

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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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Last Updated

5 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Gravlax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gravlax. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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