Wednesday, October 11, 2017



Smoked White Fish

Smoked Whitefish

Smoked Whitefish
When we (way-back) visited my grand parents, Granny Schultz would sometimes send me to the corner market on Montrose Ave (Chicago) to buy some smoked fish for lunch.  I learned to love it. But, we moved East, and I don't think I had smoked whitefish again for a millennium becausewhere would you buy it in Maryland? 

Recently some confluences brought it back.  First, I watch all of those Alaska shows (like Life Below Zero).  Those people catch and eat their own food, and whitefish is a staple.  So it was on my mind. And then this.  I was shopping in BJ's a year ago and, hey! they were selling smoked whitefish.  I bought some.  Wife wun't have thing to do with it, for some reason?  So I ate it all, over a period of a few days.  Today, there's some in the fridge all the time. 

Lately, at the BJ's  check-out,  people in line, or even the checker, will ask what the heck is that?  Are there bones? (Yes, but the flesh just falls off of them).  How do you prepare it? (You slice off a chunk, and eat it.)  A 4 oz. slab will cost you 240 calories.  And make you dream of Eskimo women (lot of protein).  It's good stuff.


Anonymous said...

I pig out on smoked salmon.
Makes me dream of Swedish women.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

Stay away from the Coney Island variety.

Gregory said...

"Deleted scene. Cleaning whitefish" should say, 'cleaning northern pike'. They have white meat too by the way. But the fish in the picture is definitely a Northern Pike.

MAX Redline said...

I used to smoke my own salmon, but keeping them lit was tricky.

Murphy(AZ) said...

My wife's crazy aunt would bring smoked whitefish when she visited from Dunkirk, N.Y. She would wrap it in layers of old newspapers, plastic wrap and aluminum foil and pack it in her checked luggage (long before the days of TSA.) We looked forward to her twice a year visits. As she got on in years the trips became less frequent, and we tried to convince her to ship some out to us, but she never really trusted UPS. I'd kill for a couple smoked whitefish these days, bones and all.

Anonymous said...

Smoked whitefish is standard fare here in Northern Michigan although it looks like you have a different species than ours. We often make it into a dip with sour cream, minced onion, garlic and lots of dill.

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