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

Word History


so called because it is traditionally cut from the fatter center part of the fish

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of belly lox was in 1956

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“Belly lox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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