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Offline Smokeville

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Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« on: August 29, 2010, 07:20:53 am »
Hey folks;

If you smoke some salmon pieces today, and vacuum pack it using a Foodsaver, how long would you expect it to last in the fridge?

Yes, I know the smart-ass answer is "about 15 minutes..."

Thanks, Rich

Offline oakrdrzfan

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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 08:22:08 am »
i have had it vac packed in fridge for 3 months.  Have some now that is close to a month.

Offline 3rensho

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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 08:37:52 am »
I've never stored it in the refer more than 24 hours after (cold) smoking.  I freeze it then after vacuum packing.
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Offline tsquared

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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 10:21:15 am »
x2 what 3rensho says which begs the question: What kind of smoking did you do? hot or cold?
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Offline Smokeville

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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 05:23:59 pm »
Good point.... I'm talking hot smoked.

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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 05:48:52 pm »
I've got some hot smoked strips of sockeye that are in a sealed container which I have had in the fridge since smoking them about a week ago--I wouldn't worry about them for a week or more. As a matter of fact, tonight we are having garden vegies--squash, broad beans, corn and kale with fresh bread and butter and a few strips of smoked sockeye--that's dinner!! (How I do love summertime!)
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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 06:02:09 pm »
I always vacseal and freeze. I guess that didn't help much EH.
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Offline moodyfisherman

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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 09:15:20 pm »
I unintentionally pulled a package of smoked chum salmon out to the (fridge) almost 6 months after smoking, vacuum packed and it was the hit at work. I would not do it for that long on purpose, but it was  money mixed with cream cheese. ;D
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Re: Vacuum packing fresh smoked salmon etc
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 11:35:12 pm »
Freezing is always best for anything longer than a few days but if it sneaks to the back and you don't find it for a few weeks, I've always treated it like cheese....if it's gooey, toss it....if it has a few mold spots on it, cut 'em off and eat....but that's just me....reading my previous posts of this sort will demonstrate to you that you might not want to do as I do....these habits have left me pretty bald! ;)