For those who grew up on belly lox, nothing can compare. Novices beware: this is not smoked salmon. This is the mid-section of a juicy salmon cured in a special salt brine. It's prepared just the same way as the belly lox from Joel Russ's pushcart.
Helpful TipsIs Belly Lox what is being referred to when people say "lox?"
Most likely, when people refer to "lox," as in "bagels and lox," they are referring to smoked salmon, typically the traditional Gaspe Nova. Belly lox is not smoked salmon; it is is salmon that is cured in salt. Unlike smoked salmon, belly lox is very salty, but for those who grew up with this taste, there is no substitute.
How long does Belly Lox keep?
Belly lox, if kept refrigerated, will keep 7-10 days after delivery.