Reading the history of gravadlax (Swedish for cured salmon), I was reminded of the Inuit practice of burying fish in the sand. In the photo, this item looks like a fish sandwich without bread. The fish is itself the sandwich bread:
What wonderful things to do with numbers. The New York Times has a collection of charts and graphs and so forth called Flowing Data. Here’s a link to a page called How Long People Live in America.
Unwrap the cured fish, pat it dry and scrape off most of the cure and chopped dill. Now lay it skin side down and take thin diagonal slices which include a lovely green layer of the cure along one edge.
Serve with bread or boiled potatoes, sweet mustard and dill sauce and shots of icy vodka and consider, as you eat, how lucky you are to be descended from noble vikings rather than Mediterranean pirates.
Here’s another good one: The Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man.
Posted in Food & such, It's life.
– December 3, 2009