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Nov 29, 2010 05:25 AM

canned smoked salmon

Can anyone recommend a source for this? A recent house guest from Alaska brought a can that had been caught, smoked and canned by a local, apparently something all Alaskans do and it was a real treat. Would love to get some to give as a gift for Christmas.

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  1. I've never seen this in Boston, and I must admit I'm suspicious of the taste, but there appear to be many, many on-line merchants that offer this.

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    1. re: lipoff

      Yes, I saw the on line stuff too which I why I decided to post! I wonder if Whole Foods might have something? Thanks!

      1. re: lipoff

        If it's canned I assume it would have to be hot-smoked (aka kippered salmon), which can be very tasty but is quite different in flavor and texture from cold-smoked salmon.

        Tweetie, you can order this from places like Russ & Daughters and Zabar's in NYC, but I suspect it will be shipped vacuum-packed rather than canned. And I'm pretty sure I've bought it in the past at The Butcherie in Brookline.

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        1. re: BobB

          Thanks, Bob. The can from Alaska looked like tuna and was not at all like the thinly sliced cold salmon that is much easier to find. Whole Foods has canned salmon, but not smoked and that's the flavor we're looking for.

          1. re: tweetie

            Definitely hot-smoked then. I checked - The Butcherie does have kippered salmon. Give it a try and let us know if it's similar.

      2. Just ran across this on another thread:

        The cannery business is run by a native American tribe (the Elwha Klallam) in Washington state.

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        1. re: BobB

          Thanks again Bob. I came across them too but ended up ordering from Wild Planet. They sell in bulk but let me buy 6 cans instead of the usual 12. Sounds promising, smoked out of the can in an actual smokehouse and no liquid smoke used for flavor which I guess some vendors use. Should be interesting...........