Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homemade Grav Lox with Cream Cheese (and Pickles)

While I'm waiting for my "New Baby" to arrive I'm eating my way through frustration, by the time it gets here with the weather delivery delays, I'll be as big as a house! :o(
I have to say that the Grav lox has taken some frustration out of my bite.:o) ( I'm trying make puns
and doing a poor job of it). Any
way your looking at a good bit that would have been a half package if I'd bought it.
My dill was limp from being frozen by the cold snap. but I used it anyway and it worked out fine. Next year I'll plant more and by then I hope to have some Row Covers to help protect it from bugs and weather.. Making Grav lox is pretty easy, just takes a little patient waiting for it to "cook"..
Place Salmon (Skin side down) in a glass dish , cover with dill
Mix dry ingrediants
1/2  cup kosher salt
1/2  cup sugar
1  tbl  fennel seeds (ground)
2  tbl White or Black Peppercorns (ground)

put dry ingrediants over dill, place other portion of salmon (meat side) on top.
place a plate on top of the whole thing, then place a heavy object (can,or covered brick)
let sit in Fridge for 1-3 days, it will "weep" , spoon that "weep" back over the Salmon.
on the 3rd or 4th day..wipe dry ingrediants off Salmon, slice thin in a slant and enjoy!
I got this recipe from my "barefoot contessa, back to basics" Cookbook


Daisy said...

You're always cooking up something, Ginny! It looks good! I hope you don't have to wait too long for the package you are anticipating. I can understand why this weather we've been having would slow things down.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I do enjoy salmon, Ginny, but prefer it cooked in the oven. I'm sure this recipe is as delicious as most of the others you post.

Mr. H. said...

I can't say I have ever heard of Grav Lox before but will keep this recipe in mind. What an interestin gway to prepare salmon.

The Gingerbread House said...

Daisy,I'm trying to stay cool like the weather :o), it's hard to do when your excited.

Beatrice, Grav lox maybe a taste many have to aquire once they do it will become a habit, I've been eating it for about 78 years :o)

Mr. H. I think you will really enjoy it because of your interest in foods...Please try it and let me know how you like it.. (even if you have to try store bought first, store bought is called Lox)
there is Nova and I can't remember the other, one is more salty than the other. homemade isn't.

cici said...

Lox is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. I have had this as an appetizer once. the salmon was wrapped around the cream cheese and pickle...delicious♥ I will have to try it your way

The Gingerbread House said...

Cici, I've never tried it your way! but I'm willing to give it a try...I do have it mostly for breakfast or lunch I like it a lot...Ginny