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Smoked Salmon

We gathered up five top-selling, widely available products to find the best choice both plain, and on our Cook's Illustrated New York Bagels.

What We Learned

We love a good bagel with cream cheese and all the fixings—particularly tender slices of lightly smoked salmon (not to be confused with lox or gravlax, which are cured but not smoked). We gathered up five top-selling, widely available products labeled either smoked salmon or nova lox, both of which these days refer to salmon that has been salt-cured to remove moisture and add flavor...