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smoked salmon at room temperature

jsteingarten Dec 12, 2007 10:12 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts on how long smoked salmon can keep at room temperature?

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    smartie Dec 12, 2007 11:13 AM

    half an hour to an hour or it starts to go oily I would say.

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      dct Dec 12, 2007 11:16 AM

      The standard for food safety is no more than two hours in the danger zone of 40 to 140 degrees.

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      1. re: dct
        jsteingarten Dec 12, 2007 12:22 PM

        thanks for the input. i was trying to figure out if it was safe to take with me and eat on a plane.

      2. AlaskaChick Dec 12, 2007 01:01 PM

        We eat a lot of smoked salmon and have no problem leaving it out for a 2-3 hours. Coldsmoked/lox I wouldn't leave out too much longer while hotsmoked can be left for more time. That said - if you want to eat it on the plane which is something we usually do, have it well chilled or frozen before you go, put in amongst the items to insulate a bit, then by the time you eat it, it will either be just room temp or just thawed.

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        1. re: AlaskaChick
          jsteingarten Dec 12, 2007 01:22 PM

          Thanks. I'll try freezing it before I go.

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