Whole Smoked Salmon Sides For Carving
Carving your own smoked salmon for guests is not only a lovely ritual it improves the taste because leaving the fillet intact as long as possible preserves all those flavours by preventing oxidation.
Whole Untrimmed Sides
Supplied straight from our kilns with bones remaining. For smoked salmon fans there is no alternative. Carving instructions included (or see below for the video of Lance Forman demonstrating), or why not join one of our masterclasses?
Fully Trimmed Sides
Whole sides as listed above but fully de-boned with the pellicle crust removed by our experts ready for you to carve.
You don’t have to be an expert to carve but you do need a purpose-made carving knife with a long, thin blade. We include carving instructions.
We also sell carving kits – featuring rosewood-handled knives, beautiful salmon carving boads in a tropical hardwood called sapele and specially sprung tweezers for removing pin bones. They make fantastic gifts.
Learn how to carve your own side of smoked salmon below
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Our sliced packs of smoked salmon are ready to serve, if you have purchased an unsliced side you will need a sharp knife with a long, flexible blade and a set of small pliers to remove the pin bones. We sell both here online.
How to carve a whole, unsliced side of smoked salmon
1. Gripping the fin under the collar bone with one hand, cut off the fin and bone and discard.
2. From the top down to the tail, trim along both edges of the salmon, working around the fin.
3. Guide the smoked salmon knife tightly under the rib cage and remove all the bones.
4. Trim all the outer layer from the tail to the head.
5. Run your fingers along the middle of the fish to feel for the pin bones, remove them using pliers, pulling in the direction they protude to prevent breakage.
6. Slice the salmon laterally using a smooth sawing action from head to tail, ensuring the knife is very sharp for thinner slices.
The outer layer trimmings from Step 4 are perfect blitzed for use in pates.