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Smoked Fish - How long does it stay fresh?

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JimmyRay Nov 20, 2005 07:03 PM

After purchasing smoked fish (lox, Nova, sable, etc.) from, say, Zabars, how long should it stay moist and fresh in the refrigerator (assuming it remains wrapped as purchased)?

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    eve Nov 20, 2005 11:13 PM

    I buy only from Russ & Daughters. Upon asking, they say ok to store in refrigerator for one week. My suggestion is to insert each item in a ziploc bag unless already in a plastic sealed container.
    My experience teaches me 3 things: 1-for best taste, consumer in less than 7 days--4-5 is best to avoid drying. 2-are you kidding but who can resist eating up the goodies in more than a few days? Perhaps the stuff wasn't great to start with--try R&D. 3-buy small portions and buy more often (try R&D smoked sea bass when available)

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      Ida Red Nov 20, 2005 09:39 PM

      Is it vacuum wrapped?
      According to the Acme website, smoked fish should be consumed within a week of opening the package.
      I just finished off some (only wrapped in paper) that was in my fridge for two weeks.... it smelled fine, it tasted good (despite a slight loss of freshness) and I didn't die. But I bought this smoked salmon strait from the factory, so it was definitely fresh from the start.

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        valerie Nov 20, 2005 07:06 PM

        I wouldn't keep it in the refrigerator for more than 2, maybe 3, days. But you can freeze it. It holds up very well.

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