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Old 09-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #31
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I froze some lox the other day as a test and ate some of it this morning. I detected no changes in texture.

Greg, I have a home made onion bagel with cream cheese and lox three times a week.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #32
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LOL, Andy, I have you beat by 4x a week! It's a good thing I don't presently have a significant other, or if I did she'd have to be hooked on it too, because I put a pretty generous serving of onion on my bagel/lox/cream cheese.

I've noticed that I have just one bagel ("everything") and enough thawed lox for one breakfast. I think I'll switch over to my egg burrito breakfast for a while. Having lox/bagel/onion/cream cheese for longer than I can remember seems excessive to me... Although good!
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #33
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Update: Since my positive results from freezing lox a week or so ago, I took the next step.

I normally buy lox at the supermarket in a 3 ounce (85 gr.) pack for $5.29. That's two bagel's worth of lox. Doing the math that's $2.65 per bagel. This past weekend I bought lox at Costco. It was 24 ounces (680 gr.) for $21.99. I got 14 portions so that comes out to $1.57 per bagel.

It's all in the freezer now so I'm set for about 5 weeks. That's two weeks for you, Greg.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #34
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Update: Since my positive results from freezing lox a week or so ago, I took the next step.

I normally buy lox at the supermarket in a 3 ounce (85 gr.) pack for $5.29. That's two bagel's worth of lox. Doing the math that's $2.65 per bagel. This past weekend I bought lox at Costco. It was 24 ounces (680 gr.) for $21.99. I got 14 portions so that comes out to $1.57 per bagel.

It's all in the freezer now so I'm set for about 5 weeks. That's two weeks for you, Greg.
And your portions are slightly larger.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:20 PM   #35
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Sometimes when I buy smoked salmon (in 3-4 ounce packages) it says DO NOT FREEZE on the package. I assume it's a texture issue.
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And your portions are slightly larger.
I figured that you, having a numbers background, would notice that. Yes, I could have squeaked out a couple more servings but didn't see myself pulling off or adding little tiny slivers of salmon to get to the exact measure.
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I figured that you, having a numbers background, would notice that. Yes, I could have squeaked out a couple more servings but didn't see myself pulling off or adding little tiny slivers of salmon to get to the exact measure.
That's what I figured. Now just remember to enjoy the fact that your servings are a smidgen bigger.
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That's what I figured. Now just remember to enjoy the fact that your servings are a smidgen bigger.
...and they're tasty too. I had a serving today and it's really good stuff.
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Update: Since my positive results from freezing lox a week or so ago, I took the next step.

I normally buy lox at the supermarket in a 3 ounce (85 gr.) pack for $5.29. That's two bagel's worth of lox. Doing the math that's $2.65 per bagel. This past weekend I bought lox at Costco. It was 24 ounces (680 gr.) for $21.99. I got 14 portions so that comes out to $1.57 per bagel.

It's all in the freezer now so I'm set for about 5 weeks. That's two weeks for you, Greg.
I wouldn't keep it for much longer than 5 weeks. "They" usually don't recommend freezing any smoked goods for longer than a month
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I wouldn't keep it for much longer than 5 weeks. "They" usually don't recommend freezing any smoked goods for longer than a month
I buy my lox directly from manufacturer. According to the company, as long as fish stays frozen, in a well-sealed package there is absolutely no problem to keep it for even a year. And I have done it too. Taste change is practically undetectable.
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