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Balik Overture Gravlax

Balik Overture Gravlax
€ 40.60
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Price per 100g: € 20.30

Gravlax literally means "buried salmon" and is a Scandinavian way of preparing salmon. Since the Middle Ages, the fishermen up north burried freshly caught salmon in the sand above the high-tide line in order to preserve it. The result was a slightly salted and fermented delicacy. Inspired by this ancient tradition, we adapted and interpreted this method, creating the Balik Side Gravlax.

After smoking and trimming, the Balik Side Classic is covered with a mixture salt, sugar and dried dill and left to marinate for at least one day in the cool. The Gravlax is then sliced and vacuum packed.

We recommend you to enjoy the Balik Overture Gravlax with our delicious Balik mustard dill sauce, black bread and onion rings.

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  • Considered by most aficionados to be the best smoked salmon in the world, the Balik salmon traces its roots back to Imperial Russia, where the art of fine dining and its quality reached unprecedented levels among the Russian aristocracy.

    For decades, Balik salmon was all but forgotten, until Hans Gerd Kübel had a chance meeting with the grandson of the Imperial Court smoker, Israel Kaplan. The two embarked on a challenge to recreate the original smoke ovens as they existed in the days of the Imperial Russia.

    The location they chose a 300 year-old farmhouse in the heart of the Swiss Alps was selected not only for its pure groundwater, but also for the quality of the wood in its forests and its altitude which influences the smoking process. In 1978 the first production of Balik salmon was presented to the elite of Swiss gastronomes and created an absolute sensation.

    In 1984, Peter G. Rebeiz, the president of Caviar House, experienced Balik salmon for the first time and contacted Mr. Kübel. As a result of this encounter, Caviar House became the proprietor of Balik and it is with great pride that, today, Caviar House & Prunier continues the tradition of the famous Balik salmon to the same standard as that produced by the Imperial Court of Tsar Nicolas II.
  • If any smokery of salmon has ever shaken the world of smoked salmon it is without doubt the Balik Smokery in the Swiss Alps. Introducing for the first time ever in 1978 the Fillet of smoked salmon (Fillet Tsar Nicolaj) Balik introduced to the world a complete new manner of Salmon consumption and preparation originating from a 150 year old recipe used by the Imperial court of Russia.

    25 steps constitute the unique Know-How to produce the original Balik Salmon, which also constitutes on of the best-guarded secrets within our company. We can therefore with great ease claim that the over 300 copies of our products we have identified does not even come close to the original in terms of flavor, color and substance.