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What type of salmon is best smoked?

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Smoked Sockeye Salmon – Sockeye is one of our favorite fish to smoke. With an extraordinarily high oil content, the meat absorbs wood smoke quickly, resulting in a complex combination of sweet, salt, and smoke. The flesh is also denser than other types of salmon, which allows it to stay firm during the smoking process.

FAQ

  • How do you purge clams overnight?

    To get rid of this pervasive grit, you'll have to purge them. Most experts recommend soaking the clams in salted water (in the refrigerator!) from an hour to overnight. Simply add salt to fresh water: "Make it taste like sea water," says Peterson.

  • How do you keep clams alive overnight?

    How do you keep clams fresh overnight? Because clams must be allowed to breathe to stay alive, store them in a single layer, covered with a damp cloth in the fridge (40ºF), and use them as soon as possible—definitely within two days. Never store clams covered or sealed in plastic.

  • Can you eat entire razor clam?

    Almost the entire creature is edible, which makes preparation a cinch. The one trick: Unlike littlenecks, razor clams have a brittle shell. That means it can crack easily during the opening process. It also makes these clams tricky to harvest — they can't be raked up, so each one is caught by hand.

  • Can I leave frozen shrimp out to thaw?

    Ever. Never thaw frozen shrimp at room temperature.

  • Is it OK to heat up canned tuna?

    You might be wondering if canned tuna is safe to heat up before consuming due to the scary can that surrounds the meat. However, there is nothing to worry about here. You can safely heat up canned tuna as well as other canned fish, such as cod, mackerel, and swordfish.

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