belly lox


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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First Known Use of belly lox

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for belly lox

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

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“Belly lox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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