Seafood/ Vegetarian

Homemade Lox

Last week, when I went to the market I wanted to buy lox but they were out. I remember having seen videos on how to make lox, so I decided to try it. I found a nice piece of salmon, picked up some fresh dill and went to work.

It was surprisingly easy to make and it turned out great! The hardest part was waiting for it to cure. So, whether your market is out of lox or you just want to make your own, check out the recipe and make it!

Homemade Lox

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By Patrick Dulmage Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Homemade Lox


  • 1 lb Salmon
  • 3-5 tbsp fresh Dill
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp White pepper and black pepper



In a large bowl, mix the salt, sugar, pepper, and dill.


Trim the salmon into pieces of equal thickness. Whatever the thickness of your salmon, it will taper on one side and lengthwise as you get down toward the tail.


Set the thinner pieces aside.


spread out a piece of plastic wrap large enough to wrap two pieces of the salmon.


Coat the salmon on both sides generously with the spice mix.


Stack two pieces of coated salmon and wrap tightly in the plastic wrap.


Put the wrapped salmon on something that will capture the liquid that will leak out.


Put in the refrigerator for 3-4.


After 3-4 days, unwrap the newly created lox and rinse it thoroughly, pat it dry and enjoy!

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