The Smoke House

When we arrived, I was a little disappointed. I imaged it to be a traditional cabin but it’s a modern building. We went to the retail side of the door.

There were some samples of different tastes of smoked wild salmon and the person there was super nice.

We went to the fridge and looked around. The unit price for smoked wild salmon with garlic taste was $11.95 and $10.95 for a traditional taste, which was a better price than Fred Meyer’s, we later found out.

We bought $30 worth of smoked wild salmon after the sampling, but he only charged us $19 and gave us a packet of teriyaki taste smoked wild salmon as a snack for free. That was a nice surprise!

Traditional smoked wild salmon

Traditional smoked wild salmon

Traditional smoked salmon the other side

Traditional smoked salmon the other side

Garlic smoked wild salmon

Garlic smoked wild salmon

Garlic smoked wild salmon the other side

Garlic smoked wild salmon the other side

Teriyaki smoked wild salmon

Teriyaki smoked wild salmon

We may order some more for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas to return his kindness.

The teriyaki smoked wild salmon was eaten quickly among the five of us. It was very tasty and yummy but a bit salty when eating a large quantity like we did. But then again deli meat, sausage, and spam tasted salty to me too and those are definitely bad food because they are processed.

Is smoked wild salmon healthy? Well, I’m positive about the wild part, but what about smoked? So I did a little research. It turns out that the hot-smoked salmon around 170°F is much healthier than cold-smoked salmon. Regardless of cold-smoked or hot-smoked, smoked salmon delivers a hefty dose of sodium because before fish is smoked, it’s cured by adding a lot of salt. No wonder it’s salty.

So when eating smoked salmon, we’ll use that as the sole salt source without adding more of it to other food we eat. Another thing I can do is buy fresh salmon, marinate it with my sauce and bake it in the oven. That way I’ll have the best of both worlds. And it’s true with everything, moderation is the key.

Next in the series: Seeing Trans-Alaska Pipeline System


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