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Offline Lasse

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Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« on: December 15, 2005, 09:24:28 AM »
Hi,

Just bought 9 pounds fresh salmon and was thinking of doing spyguys lox.

Does the salmon have to be frozen or can I do the lox with fresh salmon?

TnX


/Lasse

Offline SMOKEHOUSE ROB

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2005, 01:57:58 PM »
lasse, it dont matter if frozen or fresh, lox on

Offline Lasse

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005, 06:24:10 AM »
TnX,

That was good news since I'm starting the dry brine this afternoon.

I like gravlax so this lox will be a hit on the Xmas-table.[:D]

I'll let you know how it turned out.(Wonder if it will last until Xmas)[:p]


/Lasse

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2005, 03:21:32 AM »
Mine didn't [:D] . . . I need to make some more this coming week, too!

John
Newton MA
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Offline tsquared

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2005, 02:14:22 PM »

 <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">mine didn't  . . . I need to make some more this ocming week, too!

John
Newton MA
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   Boys , we may have to do an intervention![:D]
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Offline TomG

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2005, 01:50:26 AM »
Lasse wrote:

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Just bought 9 pounds fresh salmon and was thinking of doing spyguys lox.

Does the salmon have to be frozen or can I do the lox with fresh salmon?

TnX<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

Lasse, were you asking that question because you were worried about nematodes or the quality of the finished lox?

Cheers-Tom-

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2005, 12:26:28 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by tsquared</i>
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 <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">mine didn't  . . . I need to make some more this ocming week, too!

John
Newton MA
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   Boys , we may have to do an intervention![:D]
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[:D][:D]

John
Newton MA
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Offline Lasse

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2005, 07:40:20 AM »
Tom, It was the parasites I was concerned about.

The lox came out perfect, I think.[:)]

I say think because I ran out of maple syrup and used honey instead.
I made 3 sorts. One with nothing extar on and one with rom mixed with brown sugar and one with cloud berry liquer mixed with brown sugar.

The one with rom was the tastiest.

The weather made me move in to the green house, snowstorm.

I will upload pictures later today.


/Lasse

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2005, 11:10:38 PM »
Hi Lasse, what did you find out about cold smoking and parasites?  I smoke about 200#s of salmon a year, half is cold smoked and until I read your posting hadn't considered the possibility that I wasn't killing those little devils.

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Re: Does salmon have to be frozen before doing Lox?
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2005, 07:16:43 AM »
Hi Tom,

I did a brief search on parasites and what I made out of it was that fresh water fish needs to be frozen before cold smoked.
Salmon that are wild does not have to be frozen.

Here is a link to some pix:
http://smoker.americats.com/Smoke_Dec05/

The lox with rum tasted best.

I'll def will cold smoke more.


/Lasse