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What To Do With Smoked Salmon – The Best Easy Gravlax Recipes

If you love seafood, you may wonder what to do with smoked salmon and would love to know the best easy gravlax smoked salmon recipes.

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We look forward to our regular trips to IKEA and one of the main reasons is that there’s a gravlax salad plate for lunch waiting for us every time.

Gravlax is a delightful treat that’s very common in Scandinavian countries and can also be found at many local restaurants and grocery stores.

After we shop for furniture and kitchen items, we stop by IKEA Supermarket and grab a few packages of IKEA Sjörapport Gravlax to take home.

These are great to have on hand for a number of delicious cured or smoked salmon recipes.

All you have to do is thaw them out, and it’s quick because the packages are flat and thaw easily.

From there, you can make endless smoked salmon recipes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

There are so many elegant smoked salmon appetizers you can prepare ahead of time the next time you are hosting a party.

If you’ve got leftover smoked salmon that you need some ideas for, read on for some tried and true recipes to put it to good use!

As well as salmon, there’s a variety of seafood you can purchase at IKEA. And, if you love IKEA, be sure to check out our IKEA Copycat Recipes that you can make at home.

We include recipes for IKEA Swedish Meatballs, IKEA Shrimp sandwich, IKEA salmon fillet and more!

What’s the Difference Between Lox, Gravlax and Smoked Salmon?

Smoked salmon can sometimes be an umbrella term to include varieties of gravlax (cured) and smoked salmon.

Although, technically there is a difference among them. Gravlax is cured salmon but not smoked.

Smoked salmon has been cured and then smoked.

Lox is cured or brined salmon that may or may not be smoked.

We find that in many of our recipes we don’t mind using either lox, gravlax or smoked salmon interchangeably.

Nutritional Information for IKEA Gravlax

From a package of IKEA Sjörapport cured and cold-smoked salmon – Atlantic salmon (salmo salar), the following information is provided:

Ingredients: Atlantic salmon, salt, sugar, white pepper, dill

Storage: Keep frozen below 0degF, Once defrosted keep refrigerated at 40degF and consume within 1 day. Do not refreeze once defrosted.

Defrosting: defrost in fridge at maximum 40degF for 24 hours

Nutrition Facts: 4 servings per container, serving size 2 slices (50g)

  • Calories per serving: 110
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 460mg
  • Total Carb: 1g
  • Total Sugars: less than 1g (although Includes 1g Added Sugars)
  • Protein: 12g

Serving idea: in a folded flatbread with cottage cheese, spring onion, sugar snaps and mixed greens

What To Do With Smoked Salmon – Easy Gravlax Recipes

Most of the gravlax recipes below are surprisingly easy to prepare. Many are just thaw and arrange type of preparations.

Smoked Salmon Gravlax Salad

Here’s our copycat IKEA style smoked salmon salad plate that you might recognize from your visits there. We serve it with our easy mustard dill sauce recipe.

smoked salmon gravlax salad recipe
An elegant lunch at the snap of a finger, you can make this anytime with some smoked salmon (gravlax) stocked in your freezer. Smoked salmon is packed flat and thaws quickly. Just add some mixed mesclun greens with mustard dill sauce and lemon wedges on the side. Can be served with buttered crisp bread (knackebrod) and a soup.
Check out this recipe

What To Do With Smoked Salmon – Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

Cured or smoked salmon is a great choice of protein for breakfast and brunch. It pairs fabulously with egg dishes:

  • Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict – top your poached eggs on an English muffin with smoked salmon, capers, red onions and some Hollandaise sauce.
  • Smoked Salmon Omelette – prepare an omelette with some smoked salmon, tomatoes, red onions and capers.
  • Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs – scrambled some eggs with bite sized pieces of smoked salmon, a little cream cheese and some green onions.
  • Smoked Salmon Quiche – roughly chop some smoked salmon and include it in your next quiche. For a low carb option, you can use our recipe for crab crustless quiche and sub smoked salmon for the crabmeat.

What To Do With Smoked Salmon – Appetizer Ideas

Smoked salmon is easy to use in many appetizer dishes. You’ll want to have some on hand so you can prepare last minute, yet impressive starters. Here are some suggestions:

Smoked Salmon Fish Dip

You can easily whip up an easy smoked salmon dip with cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, and dill to serve at your next gathering.

Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Appetizers

Spread cream cheese on a tortilla and roll it up with smoked salmon, dill, baby spinach and a little lemon juice and zest. Then cut into rolls for a delightful appetizer.

Smoked Salmon Canapes

On small bread rounds or cucumber rounds for a lower carb option, you can top these small finger food type appetizers with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill.

What To Do With Smoked Salmon – Sushi Rolls

You’ll love how easy these smoked salmon sushi rolls are to prepare. Not to mention, the rolls are tasty and look amazing.

Especially with this Instant Pot sushi rice recipe that shares our easy how to roll sushi method, you’ll have these on the table in no time!

We’ve come up with these three variations although you can be creative and include your own favorite combos.

Gravlax Salmon Sushi Roll Uramaki

gravlax salmon sushi roll uramaki recipe
Smoked Salmon Gravad Lax (Gravlax) is wrapped on the outside of this stunning roll, with favorites cucumber, avocado and cream cheese on the inside. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, homemade spicy mayo and pickled ginger. Makes two rolls.
Check out this recipe

Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll recipe
Convenient to make, gravlax salmon maki sushi rolls are an easy favorite flavor combo with IKEA gravlax smoked salmon, cucumber, avocado and cream cheese. Serve with wasabi, spicy sriracha mayo and soy sauce.
Check out this recipe

Creamy Gravlax Salmon Sushi Uramaki

creamy gravlax salmon sushi uramaki roll recipe
Creamy gravlax salmon sushi uramaki roll made with a smoked salmon salad mix (can use gravlax from IKEA supermarket or any grocery) without mayo. Fresh lemon zest inside and on the roll makes for a refreshing flavor and lovely presentation.
Check out this recipe

We serve all three with our spicy sriracha mayo (without mayo) sauce that is absolutely delicious with sushi rolls!

Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon Gravlax

  • Smoked Salmon Tartines – elegant open faced sandwiches, made with thin bread, baguette slices or crispbread, place smoked salmon and other toppings like goat cheese, sliced red onions, dill and capers, if desired.
  • Smoked Salmon on a Bagel – smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese and capers is a fantastic light meal or snack

Smoked Salmon Salad Sandwich

Here’s an easy open faced sandwich with a creamy yet light mix without mayo.

smoked salmon salad sandwich without mayo laxröra recipe
Smoked salmon (gravad lax) makes a savory sandwich filling for a simple and elegant lunch or brunch. Enjoy as a sandwich filling or as one layer of a Swedish style sandwich cake (smörgåstårta).
Check out this recipe

Just mix up some bite sized pieces of smoked salmon with an easy cream sauce with chopped dill, and pile on top of some regular or low carb bread and mixed greens.

You’ll love this as a filling in an ultra delicious and perfect for any special occasion – seafood sandwich cake!

Seafood Sandwich Cake Smörgåstårta

A totally epic sandwich, this seafood smörgåstårta can also be a great choice for brunch and lunch.

It is a stunning, Swedish style seafood sandwich cake with four layers of sandwich fillings inside.

seafood sandwich cake smörgåstårta recipe
This stunning seafood sandwich cake is perfect for your next special occasion. Four savory sandwich fillings unite in this rich and creamy Swedish style sandwich cake. Optional garnishes can be combined to create a lovely design for your smörgåstårta.
Check out this recipe

What To Do With Smoked Salmon – Dinner Ideas

Smoked salmon can work wonders for a last minute but still very elegant meal. You’ll be glad to have a package or two in the freezer to thaw out for last minute meals such as:

  • Smoked Salmon Pasta – bite sized pieces of smoked salmon are delightful in a variety of seafood pasta dishes, over linguini or penne.
  • Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl – enjoy smoked salmon in a poke bowl.
  • Smoked Salmon Pita Pizza – arrange smoked salmon on top of a pita pizza with a white sauce, as well as toppings like thinly sliced red onions and capers.

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