Originally Posted by Andy M.
Cured fish or any cured meat is not cooked. Not cooked is raw. Lox is salt brined and sometimes smoked.
Cured meats are not "cooked" meats and they are not "raw" meats. They are 'preserved meats' using some combination/s of salt, 'pink salt', smoke etc. etc.
Anyone who's interested can 'Google' millions of bits of information about 'curing'.
At one time I owned and operated a commercial business specialising in both hot and cold smoked local salmon, halibut, ling cod, rock cod, sea urchin roe.......even some types of seaweed, mussels, oysters. I've probably missed some.