Definition of belly lox
: salmon that has been cured in brine … for his part, Hillman introduces his wife to belly lox. — Patricia Morrisroe, New York Magazine, 2 Feb. 1987 Rich belly lox … is made by a wet-curing process, in which the filets are submerged in brine and thus have a moist texture; cream cheese tempers its salinity. — Dana Bowen, Saveur, June/July 2008
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Origin and Etymology of belly lox
so called because it is traditionally cut from the fatter center part of the fish
First Known Use: 1956
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