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Best smoked salmon in SD?

cuisinetoujours Aug 28, 2011 10:32 AM

All recommendations happily accepted....!

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    sdnosh RE: cuisinetoujours Aug 28, 2011 04:03 PM

    I've only had two smoked salmons, from Point Loma Seafoods and Trader Joes. I found Point Loma Seafoods version to be a bit too dry. I really like the one from Trader Joes, although it is a bit saltier.

    Point Loma Seafoods
    2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

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      cuisinetoujours RE: cuisinetoujours Aug 28, 2011 05:21 PM

      Tks - I've tried them both, but neither has the great soft, fatty taste of good Scottish or Norwegian. I'll let you know if I stumble onto the good kind....

      1. Steve Green RE: cuisinetoujours Aug 28, 2011 08:08 PM

        Sounds like you prefer the cold-smoked kind then -- with physical characteristics more like raw salmon. Not a fan, but for hot-smoked (firm and dry), we really like the smoked wild salmon at the Fish Market. Available at the fish counter and in the restaurant.

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          cuisinetoujours RE: Steve Green Aug 28, 2011 09:40 PM

          sounds great -- will definitely expand my horizons and try it...

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          Bob Foster RE: cuisinetoujours Nov 4, 2011 09:30 AM

          Market has an appetizer on its menu that has the finest smoked salmon I have ever had!

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            cuisinetoujours RE: Bob Foster Nov 4, 2011 12:58 PM

            Great lead - thanks. Just as I was getting seriously desperate....!

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            DonnaHallelujah RE: cuisinetoujours Dec 7, 2011 04:39 PM

            The smoked salmon at Fish House Vera cruz is the best I've ever tried. I've been getting it there for years. It's not lox, it's whole sides of salmon smoked of which you can get as much of as you want, in there fish case. It's so moist and thick and perfect! All it needs is a little salt and an open mouth. lol There are 2 Fish House vera Cruz's in the San Diego area. ...one in Carlsbad and one in Temecula. Fantastic! And reasonable!

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              cuisinetoujours RE: DonnaHallelujah Dec 7, 2011 05:31 PM

              So VERY much appreciated -- I'm there in the morning!

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                mikec RE: DonnaHallelujah Dec 8, 2011 05:11 PM

                You forgot the FHVC in San Marcos Restaurant Row.

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                  DonnaHallelujah RE: mikec Dec 8, 2011 06:35 PM

                  You're right, I sure did. I forgot all about that one! I'm in the El Cajon/La Mesa area now. I SURE do wish that I had one out this way. I love everything there. I love their Mesquite grilled seafood and the fresh wonderful sides and the bread too! Fish House vera Cruz is a really wonderful restaurant!

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