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Recommended brand of smoked salmon - hot or cold?

fldhkybnva May 30, 2013 09:11 AM

I love smoked foods and recently have become quite obsessed with smoked salmon but I know nothing about all of the varieties that adorn the wall of my local Whole Foods which has the biggest selection. Do you have any favorite recommended brands?

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    teezeetoo May 31, 2013 09:18 AM

    Duck Trap or Spencers at WF. At my kosher market, I prefer Scottish smoked salmon which I find delicate and dry. Others prefer an oilier or saltier smoke. You can make it yourself if you'd like to and if good quality salmon is available to you and there are variations in texture depending on smoking techniques. Lots of on-line threads will tell you how to do it and what will make a difference. Easiest of all to make is the non-smoked gravlax which many people like immensely.

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      ferret May 31, 2013 06:50 AM

      Costco's cold smoked is very good.

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        GH1618 May 30, 2013 10:36 PM

        Josephson's is the best I've had:


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          robt5265 May 30, 2013 09:28 PM

          Duck Trap brand is very good and is available at better supermarkets. Most caterers here use it for canapés etc.

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            rasputina May 30, 2013 09:17 AM

            We smoke it ourselves. I personally prefer hot smoked over cold smoked for salmon.

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