Half price salmon

Half price salmon

Postby kevster » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:03 pm

For those who, like me, wait for salmon to go on offer before curing/smoking/experimenting.....my local Morrisons has fillet on half price at the moment (I presume this is a national offer?).
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Postby grisell » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:23 pm

What salmon is it? IMO Salmo salar is the only "real" salmon and the only one worth its name. Some vendors sell related fish under the name Salmon.
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Postby welsh wizard » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:49 pm

Hi Kev

It is a National offer and is priced at £6.49 a Kg which quite frankly is stupid money! I have bought a side to taste and ok you have to remove the pin bones and ok it dosent taste as good as the grade A slmon but there is nothing wrong with it at all. Tescos sold a similar grade salmon around the Christmas period for £8 a Kg.

Personally I would grab it whilst you can

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Postby wheels » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:19 pm

grisell wrote:What salmon is it? IMO Salmo salar is the only "real" salmon and the only one worth its name. Some vendors sell related fish under the name Salmon.


They're usually Farmed Atlantic Salmon Grisell - I believe that they're they same species that you refer to.

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Postby grisell » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:13 pm

Ok, I was asking because over here there are all kinds of strange fish sold as "lax" (= salmon); "pink lax", "chum lax" etc etc. They're usually terribly inferior to the real stuff.
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Postby wheels » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:39 pm

I know, I got caught out by a supplier! :lol: :oops:

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Postby BriCan » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:46 am

400 lbs just got delivered next door to us at work, my mate came over to ask if I would like some as he has 300 lbs too much -- and this is fresh and not farmed stuff :lol: :lol: :lol: I see another load of fish pies coming along :D
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Postby Ruralidle » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:04 pm

Don't you just hate it when someone brags about things? :)

Robert, can you get a few pieces over to the UK during next week please because I need to smoke some for Christmas!
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Postby Billy Rhomboid » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:08 pm

I was in a Tesco yesterday and they had whole salmon at £5/kg on an offer.
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Postby BriCan » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:29 pm

Ruralidle wrote:Don't you just hate it when someone brags about things? :)


:shock: :P

Robert, can you get a few pieces over to the UK during next week please because I need to smoke some for Christmas!


I will see what I can do :wink:
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Postby BriCan » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:27 pm

Ruralidle wrote:Don't you just hate it when someone brags about things? :)


They just dropped off 300 lbs today :cry: :cry:
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Postby saucisson » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:54 pm

Are you going to smoke any or is it all for pies?
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Postby BriCan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:23 pm

saucisson wrote:Are you going to smoke any or is it all for pies?

I think I will try and smoke some, need to look for a good cure to make a lox (sp)

For the pies I need someone to drop off 300 lbs each of Halibut, Shrimp and Pollock :roll:

The other thing I need for some kind soul is a few gallons of vermouth to finnish the pie :shock:
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Postby Ruralidle » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:47 pm

You pay the air fare, carriage and duty and I will bring the booze :lol: :lol:

As for lox, I just use golden granulated sugar and sea salt before smoking over oak, beech or cherry (if the CSG will burn it - sometimes it will, sometimes it won't). Unfortunately my cure quantities are somewhat smaller than you need but my proportions are generally 3 sugar to 2 salt (by volume).
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Postby BriCan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:05 pm

[quote="Ruralidle"]You pay the air fare, carriage and duty and I will bring the booze :lol: :lol:quote]

I need 140 letres :shock: I can do the air fair as I know a fellow who works/ed for air canada $125 round trip it's not what you know it's who you know :wink:
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