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Nibbles, Noshes, & Nachas

09/17/2020 12:45:19 PM


Latkes and Lights

Nibbles, Noshes & Nachas

Nachas-A Yiddish word meaning that you are happy and proud, especially of the accomplishments of your children

Breaking the Fast!

Light foods, breakfast flavors call out on Yom Kippur's

Breaking the fast.

Lox is always high on a breakfast list.

It's really easy to make your own and

less expensive than store bought

Here's a recipe from




2 pounds fresh center-cut wild salmon fillet, skin on

½ cup kosher salt

½ cup sugar

2 tbsp peppercorns

2 tsp crushed juniper berries (can be purchased at Whole Foods, Fairway, or specialty food stores)

7-8 large sprigs fresh dill

1-2 shots of gin or vodka


In a bowl, combine the salt, sugar, peppercorns, and juniper berries.

Line a glass dish that will fit your salmon fillet with two large pieces of plastic wrap and sprinkle half of your salt and sugar mixture onto the bottom.

Lay half of your dill sprigs down, then cover with your salmon fillet. Sprinkle the remaining mixture on top of the fillet, then cover with the remaining sprigs of dill and your shots of alcohol, and then wrap everything as tightly as you can in the plastic.

Leave it in the dish as the salt will create a brine for the fish.

Refrigerate for 3-4 days, depending on the thickness of your filet.

The lox is finished when the salmon’s hue has transitioned from pink to deep orange.

Before serving, discard the dill and rinse the fillet of the brine, peppercorns, and juniper berries. Slice thinly against the grain with a sharp knife. Serve with sliced lemon and capers.

Variation: try a layer of shredded raw beets on the non-skin side of your fillet before wrapping. After the lox is finished curing, each of your slices will have a purple or dark pink edge to it.

It's always fun to learn and see what we know.

Lox a new perspective from a senior citizen.



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