Everyone loves lox, but the typical flavorings you get at the deli, like caraway and dill, can get kind of old.
Whether you’re hosting a brunch, feeding breakfast to a lot of hungry mouths, or just want to flex your culinary prowess, here’s how to make your own lox. Cured salmon is also one of the tastiest ways to add some heart-healthy omega-3s to your diet.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours
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- 6 oz kosher or sea salt
- 2½ ounces granulated sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Leaves from ½ bunch of fresh basil, roughly chopped
- 1 side of salmon fillet, skinned
How to make it