Smoked salmon à la Grisell

Postby Richierich » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:55 pm

So we need to take up weather forecasting as well, my wifes gonna be over the moon! :lol: :lol:
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Postby grisell » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:13 pm

As I remember the Balik, I think they use birch wood, which in my opinion gives an aggressive aroma. I guess that they also smoke at a very low temperature and for a long time, and use less salt. The Balik is also soft in texture. That about meteorology is probably a gimmick. Where the spring water comes in, I have no idea.
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Postby Ianinfrance » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:52 pm

Hi all,

Thanks to you all for your comments and encouragement. I have to nail my colours to the mast as say that if I possibly could, I'd aim to get the sort of smoked salmon that I used to get from some very expensive fish shops in London. Made from wild salmon (in those days) it had a wonderfully soft and melting texture that I find so much modern SS (especially in France) lacks, while at the same time having the most wonderfully subtle flavour, it wasn't too salty, it wasn't too smoky and it wasn't too "fishy".

I know - nothing like aiming at the best the market can supply, with absolutely no experience at all. Typical of me.
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Postby saucisson » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:29 pm

Ianinfrance wrote:
I know - nothing like aiming at the best the market can supply,


Nothing wrong with aiming high Ian. It's only when we then fall short that we know to lower our sights :)

Hope that didn't sound too philosophical :D

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Postby grisell » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:26 am

Aim for the stars and you will reach the sky.

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Postby culinairezaken » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:50 am

i'm now smoking a side of salmon too.

i keep the salt low, as my costumers like it that way most. Making a short film about it, will post it when it's ready. the salmon has just started with the second run of the CSG.

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Postby grisell » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:39 am

And this is the way I like it:

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- on unsweetened rye bread with a shot of ice cold aquavit. Quiz: of what material is the shot glass?
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Postby culinairezaken » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:04 pm

stainless steel?
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Postby grisell » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:56 pm

No. Next guess?
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Postby culinairezaken » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:51 pm

decadent silver?
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Postby grisell » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:53 pm

99.95% platinum, visible by the rate of heat conductivity - frost on the surface. I sold my apartment and bought four shot-glasses. If that's not madness, I don't know what is.
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Postby saucisson » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:00 pm

:shock: eek :)
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Postby grisell » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:18 pm

Yes, I know. The good thing is that the price of platinum is going up and seems to be a better investment than most other things. I think they are more useful than a set of stock certificates.

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Postby Zulululu » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:10 am

Its a bargan I see if you damage it and send it to them they will give you credit when you order a new one !!! :shock: I think I will look around for an old exhaust pipe and make my own. :D
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