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Posted by: upnorth6, Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:56pm
Is it ok to eat fish that is smoked and ready to eat?

I don't know much about the smoking process and if they add any avoids to the fish.

There are so many of my compliant fishes that come smoked....sure would make life a little easier!
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:04pm; Reply: 1
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Posted by: Chloe, Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:17pm; Reply: 2
we have an all natural smoke house in our area....I think the fish is coated with a sugar solution of
some kind but just simply wood smoked...no preservatives/additives added.  I can
find naturally smoked fish in our health food store.  Also Trader Joe's has some naturally smoked
fish.  You have to read package labels.

This brand is sold in my health food store.
http://www.ducktrap.com/products.html

I like this company for smoked salmon and all wild salmon -- only problem is that shipping costs are high
http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/sitesearchresults.asp?cx=006613472277305802095%3A2wviofnvpvs&cof=FORID%3A10%3BNB%3A1&ie=UTF-8&q=smoked+&sa.x=22&sa.y=6
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:47pm; Reply: 3
I was under the impression that smoked foods contain carcinogens.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:04pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Victoria
I was under the impression that smoked foods contain carcinogens.




http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2009/08/04/naturally-smoked-meats-and-seafoods?blog=14

Posted by: brinyskysail, Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:18pm; Reply: 5
My aunt and uncle live in Alaska and smoke their own salmon.  All you have to do is put it in sugar solution and place it in the smokehouse.  As long as the ingredients don't list any avoids it should be ok - I didn't read the thing about carcinogens and smoking meat, though :-/
Posted by: upnorth6, Monday, May 16, 2011, 10:32pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Chloe


The fish I was looking at is done locally and the ingredients say water and salt.

After reading this blog post, my conclusion is to say away from smoked foods.....

Posted by: Victoria, Monday, May 16, 2011, 10:39pm; Reply: 7
I used to eat smoked sardines because they are more common than unsmoked, and the smoke cuts the fishy flavor down a bit.  But, I concluded that the health effects are risky and I put out the extra effort to find sardines that are unsmoked and also taste good to me.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 16, 2011, 10:46pm; Reply: 8
I see smoked fish as an occasional treat, to enjoy when I'm otherwise in good health. I figure the smoking process turns a beneficial fish into a "black dot" and it's not something I'll eat on a regular basis. But I might have a few pieces (hors d'ouvres size)  at a social gathering when I'd otherwise be drinking seltzer and eating nothing.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 2:42am; Reply: 9
I don't see anything wrong with smoked fish so long as there are no avoid additives. I buy smoked salmon and carefully check the ingredients and use it occasionally as a bacon substitute in a zucchini quiche recipe and it is lovely.
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3:24am; Reply: 10
I consider smoked fish (as long as the fish itself is compliant) to be a black dot. I've not seen any smoked fish around here that doesn't include sugar, which I'm avoiding (except for my b-day wknd, which is now over, thankfully).
Posted by: shoulderblade, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 2:12pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Victoria
I used to eat smoked sardines because they are more common than unsmoked, and the smoke cuts the fishy flavor down a bit.  But, I concluded that the health effects are risky and I put out the extra effort to find sardines that are unsmoked and also taste good to me.


Depends on where you live actually. I can find lots of unsmoked but no smoked.

Must say that smoked Salmon is tasty though I do not indulge. Have to get canned Salmon as the fresh wild is a rare treat.

Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 2:55pm; Reply: 12
I thought it was all about the increase of polyamines.... :-/ :P ??)
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3:05pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from shoulderblade

Depends on where you live actually. I can find lots of unsmoked but no smoked.

Must say that smoked Salmon is tasty though I do not indulge. Have to get canned Salmon as the fresh wild is a rare treat.


As soon as I typed that the smoked was more common, I realized that this is an international forum and different parts of the world have different foods commonly available!  ;)  Thanks for that reminder!

It's a good thing canned salmon is available.  It's a good way to get hold of the wild salmon.  :)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8:21pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Victoria



It's a good thing canned salmon is available.  It's a good way to get hold of the wild salmon.  :)


Where I live it is generally the only way although I can get fresh wild Salmon once in a while.

Mostly I get US Alaska though I came across some Canada recently so that is the best I can do.

Posted by: upnorth6, Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8:27pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Amazone I.
I thought it was all about the increase of polyamines.... :-/ :P ??)



Me too! The fish near me has no added avoids.....it's what happens to the fish during the smoking process that makes the fish and avoid

Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9:07pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from upnorth6



Me too! The fish near me has no added avoids.....it's what happens to the fish during the smoking process that makes the fish and avoid



Marinading fish or any meat in an acidic solution breaks down carcinogens that form during the smoking process.  
Posted by: upnorth6, Friday, May 20, 2011, 10:48am; Reply: 17
Quoted from Captain_Janeway


Marinading fish or any meat in an acidic solution breaks down carcinogens that form during the smoking process.  


Very interesting! I would like to know more about this and what marinade/solution to use

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