Preserving Smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by canuck 1, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. This may be a real newbie question, But I'm a newbie.

    How long can you keep Smoked Salmon that has been Vacuumed Sealed and Frozen?

    The Salmon has been properly smoked to an internal temp of 150 deg.f and Vacuum Sealed and put into a chest freezer once it's cooled.

    Smoked Salmon usually doesn't last very long at my house, but I was just wondering.

  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If properly vacuum sealed, I have had smoked salmon in the freezer 6-9 months afterwards.
  3. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Vacuumed sealed and frozen has easily held two years for me in a chest freezer.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ours usually is all eaten up in 6 months to a year. With that said I found a pack that fell behind some other stuff that I just pulled out. Seal was good, no sign of freezer burn. It was from 3 years ago. Made a fine smoked salmon dip.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
  5. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you a survivalist? 😀

    I never heard from anyone (personal or virtual acquaintance) to experience subpar meat (fish/bird/mammal) due to extended freezer storage (as long as it was properly vacuum packed).

    Freeze it and don't worry about it.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I make lox with mine & it will last years, vac packed & frozen.

  7. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Between Irma and Maria...your stock will deplete sooner than that.
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I smoke Salmon pretty hard, but then I Vac Seal it & it keeps for as long as I want in the Freezer---I had a couple pieces hide from me one time & after 3 years, they were fine.

    They keep pretty good in my Belly too!!

  9. Thanks everyone for the assurance. I just wanted to make sure.

    I’ve done a couple of batches so far, and like most of you, it hasn’t lasted long enough to go bad.


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