Cubes of smoky, buttery belly lox are pickled in a sweet-sour-salty brine to make this appetizing classic, which can also be purchased ready-made from Russ and Daughters. Pickled lox and onions are delicious served with some of the brine or removed from the brine and accompanied by sour cream sauce. Recipe courtesy of Russ and Daughters.
Chef and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey shares this simple yet impressive Bengali dish known as "chingri bhapey." The shrimp is delicately spiced with ground mustard seed and chopped green chiles, creating a sweet, fragrant sauce. Madhur recommends rubbing the shrimp with coarse salt before washing it to ensure the freshest flavor.