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Old 11-19-2017, 07:08 PM
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Default Storing smoked fish

I am gonna smoke up about whitefish 20 fillets next weekend. Obviously that's more then we are going to eat in a few days, so what's the preferred method of long term storage after smoking. I was thinking of vacuum sealing and then freezing. Is there a significant reduction in quality though after being thawed back out? My experience smoking fish is limited.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:19 PM
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Hi Wes! Freezing your fully cooked and smoked fish shouldn't have any ill effects on its' quality in my experience.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:20 PM
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That's what I do with my sockeye and no complaints yet.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:28 PM
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Yup, I wrap it in some wax paper and vacuum seal, it keeps good.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:13 PM
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Try to dampen off as much of the fish oils before you vac seal. The oils and fats will taint the soonest. Not sure how long vac sealed. Maybe several months. 20 smoked fillets wouldn't last more than a month for me. Better than popcorn or chips for a treat.
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