Breakfast, Main Course, Snack

Homemade Lox

June 3, 2015

Homemade Lox means one satisfying breakfast ahead! Bagels and lox are my go-to, but really lox can be served any way you wish! 

The process of curing the salmon is an simple process that takes little effort, combined with a some down time.  The fish takes about a day to properly cure, so I always make this ahead of time for a special occasion, like a brunch. Everyone really appreciates the effort, and in actuality it takes very little prep time.

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 Start with a 14-16 oz of Salmon, preferably Loch Duart.

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Finely chop a bunch of fennel fronds, dill, and tarragon.

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Coat the Salmon in the chopped herbs.

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Give it a good rub…

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…and be sure to coat both sides.

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 In a separate bowl, add 1/2 cup of sugar…

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…and 1/2 a cup of salt.

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Give it a good mix.

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Coat the Salmon filet thoroughly.

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Give it a good rub…

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…on both sides.

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Cover with plastic and let it sit overnight or for a least 12-24 hours.

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The longer it sits, the saltier it gets.

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Now it’s cured.

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 Rinse off the excess salt & sugar.

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Pat dry the fillet.

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The Homemade Lox are now ready to serve—however you desire!

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I prefer to slice thinly…

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…about an 1/8″…

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…and use it to make a Bagel and Lox.

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A little pepper and chives to taste…

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…and I’m ready to ENJOY!

Homemade Lox

Homemade Lox

Ingredients

  • 14-16 oz of Salmon, preferably Loch Duart
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped tarragon
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped fennel fronds
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Finely chop a bunch of fennel fronds, dill, and tarragon.
  2. Coat the Salmon in the chopped herbs.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 a cup of salt, and coat the Salmon filet thoroughly.
  4. Cover with plastic and let it sit overnight or for a least 12-24 hours. The longer it sits, the saltier it gets.
  5. Once it's cured, rinse the excess salt & sugar off, slice it up, and serve it with what your heart desires.
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| Bottom Left: Boos Cutting Board | Bottom Middle: Shun Kaji Knife Set | 

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