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Homemade Gravlax for Yom Kippur Break Fast

Prep:
20 minutes

Cook:
Curing time: 3-4 days

In Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice guides us through 13 lunar months and the foods grown and prepared within them in traditional cultures. At its core is the idea that food connects people to one another, to themselves, and to the natural world. Prentice describes the lifecycle of Pacific salmon, who in early autumn are born in freshwater streams, spend their lives in the ocean, and then journey back upstream to their birthplace to spawn the next generation.gravlax1

The salmon’s natural lifecycle provides a metaphor for this time of year, when we are engrossed in our own “return.” On the High Holidays, we do teshuva, which is often translated as “repentance,” but literally means “return.” We return to ourselves in order to examine who we are and who we want to be.gravlax2

Eating lox this time of year connects our own process of “teshuva” with salmon’s seasonal “return.” If you have never cured your own lox before, give this recipe a try, for Yom Kippur break-fast! It doesn’t require any special equipment, and is sure to delight. Thin slices of this buttery, moist gravlax will be delicious on your post-fast bagel or on a slice of homemade gluten-free challah. It tastes like no lox you have ever eaten before.gravlax3

Wild Salmon Gravlax, adapted from Aquavit's gravlax recipe

Posted on September 8, 2013

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Custom Cream Cheese

Yield:
12-14 servings


Everyone loves a good bagel spread for most occasions, but especially to break the fast at the end of Yom Kippur. I love putting together a platter of thinly sliced red onions, capers, cucumbers and tomatoes to top my glorious bagel.

But what if you want to do something a little different for your break-fast!? How about making some custom cream cheese flavors!

I am partial to savory cream cheese flavors such as this Herbed Cream Cheese from Tyler Florence or this Vegetable Cream Cheese from Ina Garten. But you could also go a sweeter route with this Cinnamon Raisin and Toasted Nut Cream Cheese.

You can even add a few teaspoons of your favorite jam for a fruity cream cheese spread. Top with fresh fruit for a complete sweet bagel treat!

Or you can go a little wild and try my recipe for Chipotle Cream Cheese. Feel free to add more or less chipotle depending on your tastes.

 

Chipotle Cream Cheese

Posted on September 20, 2012

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