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Definition: Lox

A cured salmon fillet that is usually sliced super thin. It is most typically served with cream cheese on a bagel. The term is derived from the German word Lachs in German and laks in Yiddish, both meaning salmon. It's traditionally cured in a brine of water, oil, salt, sugars and spices.

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sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
oh and thin slices of cucumber too! My mom eats hers with capers...
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
i love lox on a sesame bagel with cream cheese, a thin slice of tomato, and red onions...yum!
WildHeavenFarm WildHeavenFarm 10 years
CaterpillarGirl: " lox, on an onion bagel, a smear of cream cheese, a slice of onion and capers" Second course, Altoids. :D
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
Oooo pickled herring is yummy. :drool:
ElleJay ElleJay 10 years
i think i just threw up a little
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
my mother is from norway, and we eat fish all the time. I grew up eating pickled herring and bagels and lox for breakfast. i still love lox, on an onion bagel, a smear of cream cheese, a slice of onion and capers.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
I've always heard about Lox I really want to try it!
OldSchooler OldSchooler 10 years
Thank you for this post, Lox bagels are simply wonderful. Especially with some fresh dill, yum!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Lox! Deeelish. I could eat 2 servings in one sitting.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
WildHeaven: Nova lox refers to the origin of the lox which traditionally meant from Nova Scotia. Technically cured meats are not cooked because cooking requires a heat process but it's been preserved, brined, and salted giving it a more flavorful taste.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
oh man...i had never heard of this before I moved to NY. I'm not a salmon person and just looking at that picture makes me feel sick. Is it really that good?? Can a non-salmon lover enjoy it?
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
WildHeaven I think it is considered cooked. I loooooove lox!!!
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
omg i LOOOOOOVE lox :D :love:
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
We call it gravlax. :fish: Yummy.
WildHeavenFarm WildHeavenFarm 10 years
Okay, got the lox part down, but what does the "nova" in nova lox mean? I like it on a Wheat Thin with garlic cream cheese. Last time I served that as an appetizer, my fairly un-foodie family only wanted to know if it was raw fish. Gave me pause. Is it raw or can it be considered "cooked" because of the cure?
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