Introducing our Gravadlax set – the perfect gift for culinary enthusiasts who love experimenting in the kitchen. With this set you have everything you need to cure your own salmon in the traditional Scandinavian way. This homemade Christmas kit contains a carefully curated selection of ingredients and step-by-step instructions to ensure a foolproof and delicious result. The recipient will have a lot of fun preparing this Nordic delicacy and impressing their friends and family with their cooking skills. Give the gift of creativity and gastronomic enjoyment with our Gravadlax set.
- 1 orange
- 1 dill plant
- small pot of black peppercorns
- 125g box of sea salt
- 500g bag of Demerara sugar
- small pot with coriander seeds
- small pot of caraway seeds
- a fishmonger gift voucher (for the purchase of a 500g piece of boneless salmon)
- Pestle and mortar (optional)
- Write the following instructions on the gift tag:
- To make the remedy for your Gravadlax, peel the orange and roughly chop a large bunch of dill.
- Grind 1/2 tbsp peppercorns with a pestle and mortar.
- Stir in 50 g sea salt, 75 g sugar, 1 teaspoon each of coriander seeds and caraway seeds and the peel.
Equipment and tools
To make the perfect Gravadlax you will need the following equipment and tools:
- A pestle and mortar (optional)
This Gravadlax set may contain the following allergens:
- Fish (salmon)
Storage and leftovers
To store your Gravadlax and deal with any leftovers, please follow these guidelines:
- Wrap the Gravadlax tightly in plastic wrap before placing it in the refrigerator.
- Store in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and consumed within 2 days.
Health Benefits of Gravadlax Kit
A Gravadlax set contains a combination of ingredients that not only adds flavor and aroma to your dish but also provides various health benefits. From the fresh orange and dill to the selection of seeds and spices, each component brings its unique properties to enhance both the flavor and nutritional value of the final product.
Oranges are known for their high vitamin C content, which supports the immune system and promotes collagen production for healthy skin. In addition, oranges contain fiber, folic acid and various antioxidants that contribute to overall well-being.
Dill is a versatile herb that not only enhances the flavor of dishes but also offers a number of health benefits. It is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, both of which are essential for maintaining healthy vision and a strong immune system. Dill also has antimicrobial properties and can aid digestion.
3. Black peppercorns
Black peppercorns not only add a touch of heat and spiciness to the dish, but they also contain an active ingredient called piperine. Piperine has been found to improve the absorption of various nutrients, including those from other spices and herbs included in the Gravadlax set.
4. Sea salt
While sea salt adds flavor to Gravadlax, its sodium content makes it important to consume it in moderation. However, compared to regular table salt, sea salt contains trace minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, which are beneficial for maintaining proper nerve and muscle function.
5. Demerara sugar
Demerara sugar, which is made from sugarcane, is a less refined option compared to white granulated sugar. It retains some of the molasses content and therefore provides a small amount of minerals such as calcium and potassium. However, it is important to use Demerara sugar sparingly as excessive sugar consumption can have negative health effects.
6. Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds are known for their distinct lemony and earthy flavor. They are rich in antioxidants and various vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A. They also have antimicrobial properties and can aid digestion.
Caraway seeds not only give Gravadlax a subtle nutty taste, but also offer various health benefits. They are a good source of fiber, antioxidants and several important minerals such as iron and manganese. Cumin seeds are also known for their potential digestive benefits.
With the fishmonger gift voucher included in the Gravadlax set you can purchase a 500g piece of boneless salmon. Salmon is a nutrient-dense fish that provides high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and several B vitamins. Omega-3 fatty acids have a particularly positive effect on heart health and can have anti-inflammatory effects.
In summary, the Gravadlax set combines a number of ingredients that not only improve the taste of your dish but also provide various health benefits. From the immune-boosting properties of oranges and dill to the digestive benefits of coriander and cumin, this set offers a healthy culinary experience. Remember to balance your use of salt and sugar to maintain a healthy nutritional intake. Enjoy the nutritious and delicious Gravadlax you create with this set!