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How to Make Lox at Home: Differences Between Lox and Smoked Salmon and Step-by-Step Guide to Homemade Lox

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 28, 2021 • 5 min read

Lox is a rich, thinly-sliced, cured salmon that is often enjoyed atop bagels and cream cheese. Cultures have salt-cured fish for thousands of years, but lox is considered a Jewish culinary treat that Eastern Europeans brought with them when they emigrated to the United States. It became a staple in delis across the country and is now found in most grocery stores.