Jarring Smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by nikobrew, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Hey folks!

    I want to take some smoked salmon to a campout next week and don't want to run out and buy a pressure canner. Since it will be consumed in a short period of time (a week or less from when smoked), would it be OK to just seal the jars using the water bath method? Many thanks!
  2. That should be fine.

    Happy smoken.

  3. Vacuum sealing would be better for camping.

    Happy smoken.

  4. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    They will need to be refrigerated....
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No water bath is not a safe method for storing smoked salmon. You need to pressure can it. Your best method would be to vac pack it and then freeze it until your camp trip. It thaws fairly quickly. If you don't have a vac pack wrap in several layers of Saran Wrap and freeze.
  6. dert

    dert Master of the Pit


    Pressure can it or freeze or refrigerate.
  7. Yeah I can keep it cold. I don't have a vacuum sealer and I was thinking I could just put in a heavy zip lock bag but figured a jar would be a bit less messy to share out of. It'll probably be opened 3 days after it's smoked and will be consumed by the 4th day. So, cold in a bag or jar for those few days.
  8. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Agreed with others on vacuum sealing. If you dont have one, buy one. I would then consider freezing it ready for your campout.

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