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Smoked Salmon- - How long does it stay fresh?

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Miss Monty Sep 28, 2004 10:06 AM

Just wondering how long smoked salmon will last in my fridge. Are there particular brands anyone would recommend? What do I look for to ensure freshness? Thanks for your fishy insight.

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    DS Sep 28, 2004 11:16 PM

    Vacuum packed smoked salmon will keep quite well in the refrigerator, and it also freezes well if you overbuy. I had a big crowd recently and bought a few packages of the Kirkland (Norwegian?) smoked salmon at Costco. It was excellent -- better than a lot of higher-priced alternatives (and better than the other brand that they sell).

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      coll Sep 29, 2004 12:36 PM

      I've never had it go bad on me, and I keep it for weeks sometimes. I prefer Irish or Scottish.

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        jen Dewey Nov 20, 2005 09:47 AM

        I purchased Norwegian Smoked Salmon at a local wholesale club last Tuesday, Nov. 15. I stuck it in the fridge not realizing I was not going to serve it until Thanksgiving morning. The Salmon is sealed and has not been opened. Do you think it will be ok or should I freeze now or do I need to throw away? YOur prompt response is greatly appreciated.

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          coll Nov 20, 2005 03:33 PM

          They should have a sell by date on the package, if you just bought it I would guess it would be after New Years.

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      julesrules Sep 28, 2004 10:07 AM

      I had some in my fridge two weeks in a tupperware recently and it was fine, not as tasty as when first bought but definitely not "off". All gone now so can't tell you how much longer it might keep!

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