This is one dish that will make you incredibly proud. While buying smoked salmon is easy, not a lot of us have ever thought that they'd cure salmon (or any other fish for that matter) at home.
If you've also never tried this before, I encourage you to give this Jewish classic a try. You'll find the process incredibly easy and super satisfying.
While the Kosher dietary laws are quite specific regarding which foods can and cannot be consumed, salmon is almost a safe choice. Generally speaking, fish are allowed to be eaten if they have both fins and scales, however identifying the fish and labeling it as Kosher is not always an easy task. Salmon, however, is a bit of an exception to this rule - because of its distinct look and color, which makes it is to name.
Another plus when it comes to fish is the fact that most refences deem fish to be <pareve> or <parve>. This defines a neutral food, which can be eaten together with meat or with dairy (which are not to be mixed).
We chose to pair our Lox with a bagel topped with cream cheese, for a more filling and more flavorful meal.
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