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foreverhungry Dec 13, 2010 11:59 AM

Can folks let me know about good sources in the MSP area for smoked whitefish? Not whitefish salad (that's what I'll be making), but whole smoked whitefish.

I usually get it at Morey's in Brainerd or Lou's Smokehouse in Two Harbors, and might be able to get some from Morey's, but in case that connection doesn't pan out, I'm interested in good local sources.

That said, I'm not too hip on paying Coastal Seafood prices for this, so they're out (I often am willing to pay Coastal prices for their products, but not for smoked whitefish). I've gotten smoked whitefish from Lund's, and it's good stuff, but I'm wondering what other area options are out there. Thanks.

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Coastal Seafoods
74 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105

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    Quince RE: foreverhungry Dec 13, 2010 03:16 PM

    I've seen it at Byerly's, and at the Seward Co-op meat/seafood counter. The Seward Co-op fish is from Northern Waters Smokehouse in Duluth (which is of excellent quality), but it is spendy. I would suspect the Byerly's whitefish is the same stuff sold at Lunds.

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    Byerly's
    1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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      MrSlippery RE: Quince Dec 13, 2010 03:33 PM

      Diito Wedge re.Seward

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        AnneInMpls RE: Quince Dec 14, 2010 09:16 AM

        If you're aiming for the smoked whitefish at the Seward Co-op, call first. They don't always have it. In fact, I rarely see it in the fish case (and always buy it when I do). It is fabulous stuff.

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        steve_in_stpaul RE: foreverhungry Dec 13, 2010 05:47 PM

        You might want to try the Kiev food store in Sibley Plaza. Lots of different smoked fish; I don't know if the whitefish is whole, however.

        1. ibew292 RE: foreverhungry Dec 14, 2010 11:53 AM

          Cub sells smoked whitefish from Evretts in Port Wing Wisconsin. It's surprisingly good

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            soupkitten RE: foreverhungry Dec 14, 2010 08:38 PM

            the wedge gets some stuff from lou's smokehouse in two harbors-- i know they have some of their yummy smoked trout spread, because i just bought some. maybe they have their smoked whitefish, or could special order you some.

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              discus RE: soupkitten Dec 19, 2010 08:04 AM

              Morey's is the original manufacturer for smoked whitefish. Everyone is just a reseller.

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                Latinpig RE: discus Dec 19, 2010 05:12 PM

                Costco has a really good smoked whitefish.

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