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Salmon Candy

yankeefan Jan 5, 2009 11:27 AM

Can anyone recommend a good place to get this? I would like to get somewhere local in New Jersey but am also up for mail-order if it is quality. The price is pretty steep so I would like to do some checking on reputable places to get it from.

On a recent trip, I got some at a seafood store in San Fran Market and was blown away by the intense flavor and need to get my hands on some more.


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    Caribbean Charlie RE: yankeefan Jan 5, 2009 12:21 PM

    You could try a place in the Westport,CT area called Fjord Fisheries.I am a seafood operator in Boston and knew his buyer quite well. I was told(never triedit) that his Indian Candy is quite popular. Best of luck, even though I'm a Sox fan !!!

    1. Will Owen RE: yankeefan Jan 5, 2009 12:46 PM

      Are we talking about dry-smoked salmon here? Called "Squaw Candy" in Alaska? I did not know it was commercially available, but knew it only as a common snack among homesteaders and folks who did commercial fishing in season. I spent a weekend with some friends near Anchor Point, and along with salmon cakes and eggs for breakfast, salmon salad sandwiches for lunch, and salmon steaks for dinner, we had paper sacks full of home-smoked salmon chunks for between-meal snacks. For people with hardly any money, those folks did pretty well.

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        chef4hire RE: yankeefan Jan 5, 2009 10:45 PM

        whole foods carries it in the fresh fish case- salmon candy - $19.99/lb

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          Jon1856 RE: yankeefan Jan 6, 2009 07:21 PM

          Is this what you are asking about????:
          Beer Garden Smoked Salmon Strips:
          Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon Strips:
          BeerGarden Smoked Salmon and Smoked Sockeye Strips:
          Smoked Salmon Jerky:

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            yankeefan RE: Jon1856 Jan 14, 2009 11:10 AM

            I think the Sea Bear one is close but the others look more like Salmon Jerky.

            Based on the cost, I also think that the Sea Bear might be what Im looking for. One of the most delicious things Ive ever eaten.

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              Jon1856 RE: yankeefan Jan 14, 2009 05:54 PM

              I have done business with SeaBear for years. If you have any questions be sure to give them a call. Their C/S personal are very good. And a few times I have even recieved a discount just by calling them.

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              Jon1856 RE: Jon1856 May 31, 2009 05:59 PM

              A follow-up to my own posting ( ;>D )
              I bought some of the above for a large family event; in the past I have bought their dry smoked salmon and wanted to get something different.
              Well-this stuff went even faster than the dry smoked and family want more!
              I have funny feeling that SB get a few orders the next day....

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              cvhound RE: yankeefan Jan 15, 2009 06:33 PM

              I just purchased mine at the Ferry Bldg Farmer's Market in S/F this past weekend. Cap'N Mike who sells at the market will ship anywhere in the US. He charges $54.95/lb and his packages come in small (under $20), med (around $35) and large ($70+). Check out his website at www.holysmokedsalmon.com.

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                yankeefan RE: cvhound Jan 16, 2009 11:02 AM

                Thanks. Prices are outrageous but I have to say, worth it.

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                  neptune1 RE: yankeefan May 25, 2009 10:59 AM

                  Some say better late than never. I found a smokehouse in Maine that makes killer salmon candy (along with other things). Had to try it. It's like what I had in Alaska. I stopped by their place after noticing them on this post. It's called Grindstone Neck, next to Acadia National Park. Try their lobster rolls too!

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                    Fritter RE: neptune1 May 26, 2009 03:13 AM

                    Not far from Acadia is Sullivan Harbor Farms. They make some killer cold smoked salmon.


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                lexpatti RE: yankeefan May 26, 2009 04:46 AM

                Thanks for this post, I love salmon and hadn't heard of this - I can't wait to try it. I just found a recipe if you have a smoker!!!!

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                  Sharuf RE: yankeefan May 26, 2009 04:49 AM

                  There's a smoked fish shop (don't remember the name) in Astoria OR right under the bridge. It's been there forever, and folks headed for a beach holiday would traditionally stop by there for a Pacific coast treat.

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                    alfredck RE: yankeefan May 26, 2009 01:59 PM

                    Creekside Smokehouse in El Granada, CA may have what you're looking for:


                    They call it "Rich Jerky Strips" rather than Squaw Candy or Malamute candy. They use brown sugar rather than honey. The strips are sticks of cold-smoked salmon that are slightly sweet and absolutely dripping in fat. Very intense and decadent.

                    I'm pretty sure they use wild Chinook--hard to come by given the closures in Northern California. They process for some Alaskan skippers as well. If I remember correctly, the price was ~$28/pound (I could be mistaken). I don't know what their shipping policy is. Give Teri a call--she is incredibly friendly and helpful.

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