Smoked Haddock

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Smoked Haddock

Postby Lyric » Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:32 pm

Seeking a reliable source of smoked Haddock or even Cod without an hour trek lets say Torre del Mar to Nerja.

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby El Cid » Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:13 pm

Very difficult to find - smoked or not. The Spanish don't eat Haddock for some strange reason. We trek down to Iceland in Fuengirola. if anyone comes up with an alternative I will be there in a flash!

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:21 am

they dont stock it in Russels ? (torrox costa) https://www.russells.es/
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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby El Cid » Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:59 am

I’ve not seen it there, but their stock changes so maybe.

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby Lyric » Sun Sep 10, 2023 9:18 am

Russel's very occasionally, and when they do it is poor quality in my opinion.
They have Kippers though, tons of Kippers.

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby Wicksey » Sun Sep 10, 2023 6:28 pm

I buy smoked mackerel which is more available here, in Russells and some other Scandi shops around here.

I used to get it at an English shop in Nerja but I think he's long gone. Iranzo may have it in Nerja, they have most things. A fish pie isn't the same without it!

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby El Cid » Mon Sep 11, 2023 10:26 pm

It's so expensive, if you can find it, that I use smoked salmon instead of smoked haddock in the fish pie. The last lot of SH I got from Iceland was the best I have tasted. Incidentally, if you keep smoked mackerel in the freezer too long it can go rancid surprisingly quickly.

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby Wicksey » Tue Sep 12, 2023 9:48 am

I have kept mackerel frozen for a long time, probably at least 6 months without any incident. It does get a bit frost bitten looking but I make it into paté and it's been fine (so far!).

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby El Cid » Tue Sep 12, 2023 11:19 am

It depends on how long it has been around in the shop before you freeze it. In Spain that could be a long time! It caught me out once and nearly ruined a fish pie. Always worth tasting it before you put it in with the rest of the fish. I have had the same with vac packed salami.

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby Wicksey » Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:16 pm

The fillets I buy are shrink wrapped with a fairly long sell by date. A good idea to test it first though as you say. I think Russell's has quite a good turn around with it so it doesn't stay in the shop too long. Their taramasalata always seems to sell out so there's obviously quite a market for that kind of thing!

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby El Cid » Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:44 pm

I love Taramasalata but I don’t trust the fabricated stuff. It can be a bit like fish flavoured Angel Delight! I have made my own but if you think finding smoked haddock is difficult, try finding smoked roe!

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby Lyric » Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:27 pm

Being smart I thought I'll try Arkwright's, which is where I got some first class fish last time, but I'll try the web first. "Sorry rebuilding our site" etc. dunno now it's a good hike from Torrox for no stock, and there is the radar trap that got me last time :)

Not this week though

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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Sep 16, 2023 1:59 pm

Lyric wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:27 pm Being smart I thought I'll try Arkwright's, which is where I got some first class fish last time, but I'll try the web first. "Sorry rebuilding our site" etc. dunno now it's a good hike from Torrox for no stock, and there is the radar trap that got me last time :)

Not this week though
You could always combine it with a curry buffet while you are there, it´d mean it wouldn´t be a wasted trip :clap:
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Re: Smoked Haddock

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Oct 18, 2023 10:16 am

Just seen this on Facebook, it might be of use to some?

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