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Recipe: Citrus and dill gravlax with caper & horseradish cream cheese

Recipe: Citrus and dill gravlax with caper & horseradish cream cheese

This savoury dish makes a great addition to any brunch. Image by: Maya Visnyei

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Recipe: Citrus and dill gravlax with caper & horseradish cream cheese

Create a savoury breakfast board featuring tasty gravlax with sliced cucumber, mini bagels, cream cheese and pickled onions.

 

Recipe: Citrus and dill gravlax with caper & horseradish cream cheese

Citrus & dill gravlax

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp vodka
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 lb sushi-grade skin-on salmon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill

Directions

1 In a medium bowl, combine the salt, vodka, brown sugar and orange zest. Rub the mixture all over the salmon.

2 Tightly wrap the salmon in plastic wrap and place in a shallow dish. Top the salmon with a plate and a couple of cans to weigh it down; refrigerate for 48 hours.

3 Unwrap the salmon; remove the skin using a sharp chef’s knife.

4 With a butter knife or the edge of a spoon, scrape all the salt mixture off the entire salmon.

5 Sprinkle both sides of the fish with the dill, lightly patting it down to adhere. Thinly slice the salmon; serve. 

Prep & cook time: 48 hours

Serves: 10

 

Recipe: Citrus and dill gravlax with caper & horseradish cream cheese

 

Caper & horseradish cream cheese

Ingredients

  • 125 g cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp capers, drained and chopped, plus more whole capers for garnish
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1 Using a handheld electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese, lemon juice, horseradish, chopped capers, dill and black pepper in a large bowl until combined; top with the whole capers and a pinch of black pepper.

2 Serve with the citrus & dill gravlax. 

Prep & cook time: 20 minutes

Makes: 1 cup

 

Quick pickled onions

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Half red onion, very thinly sliced

Directions

1 In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, water, sugar and salt; stir in the red onion.

2 Let stand for at least 25 minutes or up to overnight, stirring occasionally.

3 Drain; serve with the citrus & dill gravlax.

Prep & cook time: 30 minutes

Makes: 1/2 cup

 

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