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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 9 years
oh and thin slices of cucumber too! My mom eats hers with capers...
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i love lox on a sesame bagel with cream cheese, a thin slice of tomato, and red onions...yum!
WildHeavenFarm WildHeavenFarm 9 years
CaterpillarGirl: " lox, on an onion bagel, a smear of cream cheese, a slice of onion and capers" Second course, Altoids. :D
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Oooo pickled herring is yummy. :drool:
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
i think i just threw up a little
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 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 9 years
I've always heard about Lox I really want to try it!
OldSchooler OldSchooler 9 years
Thank you for this post, Lox bagels are simply wonderful. Especially with some fresh dill, yum!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Lox! Deeelish. I could eat 2 servings in one sitting.
partysugar partysugar 9 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 9 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 9 years
WildHeaven I think it is considered cooked. I loooooove lox!!!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
omg i LOOOOOOVE lox :D :love:
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
We call it gravlax. :fish: Yummy.
WildHeavenFarm WildHeavenFarm 9 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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