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  • 2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 to 1-¼ lb. skin-on salmon fillet, preferably centercut and very fresh
  • 2 tsp. vodka (optional)
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh dill

Set a small perforated pan, a flat-bottomed colander or strainer basket, or even a cooling rack or a broiler pan in a baking dish or similar container to catch drippings. Line the perforated pan with a large piece of cheesecloth, allowing the edges to drape over the sides of the pan. Remove the ...

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Variations on Gravlax

  • Gravlax
    • 2 tablespoon(s) juniper berries
    • 1 tablespoon(s) pepper
    • About 5 pounds worth of weight-a couple of phone books should do nicely.
    • +8 other ingredients

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