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Hot-smoked salmon in the DC area?

apendleton Nov 17, 2010 08:06 PM

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where "smoked salmon" referred to a product in which the fish was brined, air-dried slightly, and hot-smoked, resulting in firm, flaky-textured fish. Now, living in DC, all I can find is stuff like Nova Lox, which, is soft, moist, thinly-sliced, and so forth. Can Northwest-style hot-smoked salmon be bought in the DC area, and, if so, where would I go to get it?

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    fudizgud Nov 18, 2010 12:38 AM

    Whole Foods carries it at the holidays. Sea Bear brand if I recall correctly.

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      dining with doc Nov 18, 2010 07:02 AM

      what you are referring to is kippered salmon. you can get it at kosher mart in rockville, shalom in wheaton and I think at Balducci's in Bethesda

      10323 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

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        Ellen Nov 18, 2010 04:16 PM

        Try Wegmans or Whole Foods. But its never going to be remotely as good as what you can get out there so I ship mine from Pikes Place Fish Market in Seattle. Its worth the cost.

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          apendleton Nov 18, 2010 08:46 PM

          Thanks for the tips, all. Whole Foods did, indeed, have some, but it didn't look that great, and was expensive for what you got, so I ended up deciding to smoke my own (it's smoking on the back deck as we speak). Ellen, had I done a better job of thinking ahead, I probably would have ordered, so thanks for the suggestion as to where to look for next time.

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            dining with doc Nov 19, 2010 03:07 AM

            you can also have it shipped to you from the upper west side iconic smoked fish store, Barney Greengrass the king of sturgeon. google and go to their website.

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