Chilli No.5 - Russian Gravlax - Superfood Mondays

Russian Gravlax

To celebrate the New Year we have a Russian-style Gravlaxย  โ€“ wild skinned salmon cured overnight with beets, lime, lemon, salt and a pinch of sugar then served up โ€˜cruโ€™ with a colourful julienne of vegetables and topped off with Champagne gold chili sauce.
Prep Time 2 d
Cook Time 1 hr
Course starter
Cuisine Russian, Scandinavian
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • Pestle & Mortar
  • Presentation Dish


  • 500 g Wild Salmon deboned and skinned
  • 100 g Cooked Beetroot (skin off)ย 
  • 200 g Rock Salt
  • 2 tbsp Lemons Juiced + grated zest
  • 2 tbsp Limes Juiced
  • 1 tbsp Orange Juiced
  • 1 tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Salt and Pepper for seasoning
  • 1 bottle Chilli No. 5 Champagne Gold


  • Dice Beetroot and place in the food processor, mince
    Add salt, sugar and lemon juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Cover salmon with salt/sugar/beetroot/lemon juice mixture. Leave to cure overnight in the refrigerator for up to 24h.
  • Remove the curing mixture and rinse salmon. Pat dry and thinly slice.
  • Julienne the vegetables add salt, orange and lime juice.ย 
  • Marinate vegetables for 30 min before straining to remove excess liquid.
  • Arrange the julienne vegetables on a platter.
  • Drizzle with virgin olive oil and top with the sliced salmon
  • For a Spicy kick drizzle Chilli No. 5 Champagne Gold over the salmon and grated lemon zest.



Russian style Gravlax is super healthy giving you an abundance of vitamins, iron, calcium, fiber plus omega-3 fatty acids. Good for the heart, the skin, blood pressure, concentration, weight control and libido.ย 
The recipe is full of colour & flavor and works perfectly with Chilli No. 5โ€™s limited edition Champagne Gold hot sauce which is packed with antioxidants to energise your day.
Keyword russian gravadlax, salmon recipe, superfood salmon, superfoods
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