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Old 11-25-2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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Lox v Smoked Salmon

I came across this article (more of a blurb, really), and wondered what y’all think of it.

I remember the salmon that my grandpa would bring to brunch being quite salty, and the perfect topping for bagels and cream cheese. Today’s supermarket versions just aren’t salty enough!

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Old 11-25-2018, 10:52 PM   #2
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I really enjoy smoked salmon on my onion bagel. However, I wouldn't turn my back on a bagel with lox.
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Isn't the word "lox" just Yiddish for salmon? Laks is salmon in Norwegian and Danish and "lax" is salmon in Swedish. Isn't "Nova" just salmon from Nova Scotia? Personally, I would eat any of it as long as it isn't cooked or hot smoked.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:29 AM   #4
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Lox is like gravlax, but the gravlax is less salty but it the same processes, except gravlax is turned to give an even cure.

I prefer warm smoked salmon.,
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:23 AM   #5
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Isn't the word "lox" just Yiddish for salmon? Laks is salmon in Norwegian and Danish and "lax" is salmon in Swedish. Isn't "Nova" just salmon from Nova Scotia? Personally, I would eat any of it as long as it isn't cooked or hot smoked.
Yes, but...

Lox has come to mean thinly sliced cured salmon. Nova, while the first part of the province name, has come to mean thinly sliced, cured, cold smoked salmon.
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Lately, I've looked for, but no longer see for sale those small snack packs of quality smoked salmon or smoked herring (for when I got that smokey salty fish craving, but didn't want a lot). They were always located off to the side of the butcher/fish section of the store. They were obscure brand names, but quality and tasty
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A bagel, some lox - eh, mebbe some smoked salmon, and a schmear.

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Old 11-27-2018, 12:34 PM   #8
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Lately, I've looked for, but no longer see for sale those small snack packs of quality smoked salmon or smoked herring (for when I got that smokey salty fish craving, but didn't want a lot). They were always located off to the side of the butcher/fish section of the store. They were obscure brand names, but quality and tasty

Caslon, the Souschef buys those every week from Von's for our Sunday Bagels and Lox breakfast. Ask the butcher, I can't imagine them being discontinued.
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I was raised on Philly Cream Cheese. Mom went through a brief period when she used Neufchâtel cheese, thinking it would help her lose weight, but it never really caught on with the family.

Kraft makes several different cream cheese spreads. I thought their smoked salmon (flavored) cream cheese spread might be an economical way to get my morning fix of lox and cream cheese on a bagel. BIG mistake! The stuff is AWFUL. there is a vague salmon taste, but it mostly just tastes fake. I’d rather get a good can of salmon, drain it well, and mix it into some plain cream cheese.

Kraft’s garden garden vegetable cream cheese spread, however, is not bad!
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Ah, those translated words, who really knows what they meant originally.
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