|Course||Breakfast or lunch|
|Main ingredients||Lox, cream cheese, bagel|
Lox (Yiddish: לאַקס) is a fillet of brined salmon. Lox is one type of salmon product often served on a bagel with cream cheese, and is usually garnished with tomato, sliced onion, cucumbers, and capers.
The American English word lox is derived from the Yiddish word for salmon, לאַקס laks (cf. German Lachs, Swedish Lax), which ultimately derives from the Germanic word for salmon, *laks-. The word lox has cognates in numerous Germanic languages. For example, cured salmon in Scandinavian countries is known by different versions of the name gravlax or gravad laks. (lax or laks means "salmon" in the Scandinavian languages.) Its wide distribution likely means it existed in its current form in a Proto-Indo-European language.
Other similar brined and smoked fish products are also popular in delis and “appetizing stores”, particularly in Northeastern cities that received significant Jewish, Eastern European and Russian immigration, such as New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago, including chubs, sable, smoked sturgeon, smoked whitefish, and kippered herring.
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