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Lox wings in Jersey ??

mdb0610 May 16, 2014 09:59 AM

Years ago appetizing stores would get WHOLE sides of salmon...with the wings attached. We'd buy those "wings" and fry them, getting the skin crispy. WONDERFUL !!

I know Russ and Daughters still has them, but driving to Manhattan is a pain.

Does anyone know of a place in New Jersey that still offers where wings can be purchased?

Thank you.

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  1. corvette johnny RE: mdb0610 May 16, 2014 12:58 PM

    wholefoods and costco both sell whole salmon. Wegmans might too. I know they sell whole fish so I would assume they get salmon sometimes. You can always ask the butcher to not fillet/steak a fish possibly.

    1. Curlz RE: mdb0610 May 16, 2014 03:35 PM

      I bet Fairway will have them (or can get them)

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        mdb0610 RE: mdb0610 May 16, 2014 05:16 PM

        Perhaps I should have specified that the salmon was smoked.

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          Curlz RE: mdb0610 May 16, 2014 05:55 PM

          I'd still call Fairway! They have a terrific selection of lox and they slice to order. I'm betting their fishmonger will be able to help!

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            mdb0610 RE: Curlz May 19, 2014 05:57 AM

            Thanks for trying, but....

            I called Fairway and they get their salmon in "trimmed".

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              Curlz RE: mdb0610 May 19, 2014 08:46 AM


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          Forklaw RE: mdb0610 May 19, 2014 10:01 AM

          Your post brings back fond memories from my childhood, when my mother would get "fleagels" (aka lox wings) from the appetizing counter at Waldbaums Supermarket.
          I see lox wings on the wholesale price list of Rachel's Springfield Smoked Fish Company, although they are not listed on their retail menu. It may be worth a call.

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            mdb0610 RE: mdb0610 May 19, 2014 12:08 PM

            Rachel's would be perfect, but a bit too far away. I'm seriously thinking of driving into NYC with a friend or two and filling up a cooler.

            Growing up in Brooklyn, just about every appetizing store carried lox wings. Frying them in butter till the skin got crisp was indeed a treat.

            Now they're as rare as a fresh bialy.

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              Curlz RE: mdb0610 May 19, 2014 01:17 PM

              I have to visit family in W Palm Beach for a good bialy!

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              harrison RE: mdb0610 May 20, 2014 08:59 AM

              I worked at Livingston Bagel back in the 80's during high school. We used to save the lox wings for a particular customer. Maybe they'll do same for you.

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                mdb0610 RE: harrison May 21, 2014 08:59 AM

                I cant thank you enough. Just got back from Livingston with 2lbs of wings. (They charge 7.50 per lb.)

                My buds and I will fry them up on Saturday...after emptying the house, opening all the windows, and putting on the AC.

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                  Curlz RE: mdb0610 May 21, 2014 10:01 AM

                  Awesome! We'll expect a full report.

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                FattyDumplin RE: mdb0610 May 20, 2014 09:03 AM

                Curious to hear more. Is the wing area different than rest of the body? Isn't the skin on the bottom of the side of lox, so if you just got them to cut off the whole chunk rather than the slices, wouldn't you be able to fry up the skin? of course, I think i know the answer which is skin to meat ratio near the wings is likely to be higher and more favorable, but this concept is new to me and sounds delish.

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