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Grov Lox Recipe

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Ingredients:  
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3 pound slab of salmon (should be two halves, ask for the thickest part) Should be very fresh fish,
8 tsp kosher salt
1 cup chopped dill

Directions:
Directions:
Place salmon in a glass dish, skin side down. Sprinkle half of the salt. Then spread 1/2 cup of dill chopped. Place the other half of salmon on top, position it so that it should be a block, so that the thin part should be on top the thick part of the salmon. Then salt and sprinkle dill on top. Cover with plastic and place on top weight. Place in fridge for 24 hours,the weight will press out water, spill out water. Turn over the fish and place back weight and refrigerate for another 24 hours. Spill out water again. Scrape off dill, and slice at an angle.
Zeidy wasn't keen on the taste of dill, so at a wedding that they went to in Chicago (which "was very elegant") they served a Pastrami flavored grov lox. Bubby asked the chef, what he used and since then she switched the dill to using pickling spice. She grounded the pickling spice.

Bubby's Tip: The original recipe suggested to serve with Chatzelim (Eggplant) dip on the side, but "This is how the strangers do it". Bubby served it with Ikra.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Bubby started the shiur by saying before she got on the phone, she was looking at a mulberry tree outside her house which reminds her where she came from, and all the miracles that the Ribono shel Olam did for her. She was brought back to a time during 1943, when the Germans were starting to lose the war, and the Russians were hard on their heals and supplies started to run low. There was a war effort in Hungary for children to grow silk worms to be used for fabric in making of parachutes. She doesn't know why, but for some reason her parents allowed it, maybe for show of patriotism. She and her cousins received the worms that were distributed. They fed the worms with mulberry leaves from a tree that they had in their yard. The worms grew very fast over 3-4 weeks, and grew into cocoons. At that point the instructions said water had to be poured over it and be turned in. But Bubby felt very bad, because pouring water over it, essentially killed them and she worked so hard to feed them! Unsure, she took the box and put it in the attic while she would decide if she would turn them in. She waited too long, and the cocoons turned into butterflies flying all over the attic! So her dillema was solved and "tanks heavens" she didn't contribute to the war effort.

 

 

 

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