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Offline LilSmoker

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Smoked salmon refreeze?
« on: October 22, 2006, 02:24:01 am »
Hi guys, today i'm doing some cold smoked salmon, well i bought these lovely fillets a couple of weeks back, but because i didn't have time to prep them, i froze them, i thawed them in the fridge, cured them, and in a few minutes they'll be in the smoker.
So once they're smoked, can i safely freeze them again because they've been cured?, or should they just be put in the fridge?, i have a foodsaver so i will be vacuuming them whatever happens.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks guys.............LilSmoker
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Offline tsquared

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Re: Smoked salmon refreeze?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2006, 06:01:53 am »
You can refreeze them, no problem. My only question would be: When you bought them, had the store thawed them to sell to you? I personally wouldn't freeze fish more than twice.
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Re: Smoked salmon refreeze?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2006, 06:31:01 am »
Thanks tsquared, yeah that's a point i don't know if they were frozen originaly?, they were labeled as fresh, i suppose i'll have to take a chance, or eat the whole lot real quickly hehe!

I'm just about to pull them out, i can't wait to taste them.

Once again many thanks ;)
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Re: Smoked salmon refreeze?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2006, 06:00:14 pm »
Hey, enjoy. I thought I'd have a plate of crackers with cream cheese, purple onion, jalepeno jelly and cold smoked spring salmon on them as appies while I was watching the baseball game last night. It tasted so good that I ate the whole plate and was too full for anything else!  ;D
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« Last Edit: October 22, 2006, 06:02:09 pm by tsquared »

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Re: Smoked salmon refreeze?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2006, 07:39:52 pm »
As per T2, freezing the smoked product is not only common in my house, but REQUIRED! ;) The salmon actually improves after freezing....I like it better than fresh outta the smoker. I normally smoke 50-75 lbs at a wack so freezing is a must. I vac-seal in serving size bags before freezing.......


Edit to add....
Opps! Just noticed that you're cold smoking.....the above is concerning hot smoked. Don't know how it would apply to cold smoked, since I never do that...... ???
« Last Edit: October 22, 2006, 07:48:43 pm by Kummok »

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Re: Smoked salmon refreeze?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2006, 11:10:34 am »
Thawing, brining, cold smoking, then vac sealing and refreezing works just fine. I do it with scotch smoked style salmon all the time. Make sure to refreeze in single serving size pouches like Kummok suggested because you won't be able to freeze them a third time. ;D

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Re: Smoked salmon refreeze?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006, 11:36:38 am »
Thanks guys, that's put my mind at rest  ;)
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