This recipe was inspired by Vegiterra.

Though I didn't use his recipe, his video had me hunting around on the interwebs for the best version of vegan smoked salmon (or lox) that there is.


Ingredients

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  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Methodology

Preheat the oven to 375F.

In oven-safe containers, lay down half the salt.

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wash the carrots, but do not peel. Embed them into the salt but make sure they do not touh the bottom of the container.

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Cover the tops with the remaining salt to bury.

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Pop into the oven for 1.5 hours.

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When the time is up, waiting for the carrot/salt/containers to cool until safe to handle.

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Dig out the carrots. This gave me sudden memory of an activity we had in elementary school where everyone was given a mound of clay and had to use tiny tools and water to gently excavate and remove fossils from the inside.

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Peel the carrots with your hands.

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Slice the carrots thinly to form "lox"-like strips.

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Add in the olive oil, liquid smoke, and vinegar.

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Keep in the fridge and marinate for 3 days.

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Results

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Welllllllllllll the texture is actually very close and eating it with rice and other things very closely matches the smoked salmon taste, but on it's own? I wasn't a big fan.

Something about the liquid smoke was offputting to me, so I might try another recipe that doesn't use that in the future.