Get 1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for Just $14.95 + A Free Gift!

Hot-Smoked Salmon
You probably know lox (salmon brined, but not smoked). You likely love nova (cold-smoked). But the hot-smoked version of the ray-finned fish is among the most delicious, versatile and simple foods. To make it extraordinary takes a little bit of time. Your investment and patience will be rewarded. King salmon, also called Chinook, is considered the best for hot-smoking, with a lot of Omega-3 rich fat and a fairly strong flavor. It’s expensive and hard to find. Sockeye salmon is milder in flavor, sufficiently fatty and less expensive, sometimes around $10 a pound in your local big-box store. Whatever salmon you choose, make sure it looks moist, smells like a sea breeze …
To read the complete story, subscribe to Cigar Aficionado or purchase this issue at your local newsstand or cigar shop.

More in The Good Life

See all
On Sale Now: Tickets To Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest

On Sale Now: Tickets To Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest

The day has come to get your tickets to the inaugural Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest.

Apr 13, 2021
Macanudo Sponsoring Barstool Sports Golf Tournament

Macanudo Sponsoring Barstool Sports Golf Tournament

General Cigar Co. is sponsoring all 26 Barstool Sports events across the country.

Mar 30, 2021
11 Irish Whiskeys That Bring a Taste of the Old Country

11 Irish Whiskeys That Bring a Taste of the Old Country

The Irish whiskey revolution marches on with the country’s iconic copper pot stills.

Mar 16, 2021
Two New Cask-Strength Bourbons for 2021

Two New Cask-Strength Bourbons for 2021

Heaven Hill’s powerhouse Bourbons have arrived in the form of new cask-strength batches of both …

Feb 19, 2021
Johnnie Walker Puts Time in a Bottle

Johnnie Walker Puts Time in a Bottle

Renowned blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker celebrates the Chinese New Year with a special Blue …

Feb 12, 2021
Tampa Bay Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With Cigars

Tampa Bay Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With Cigars

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought home the Lombardi Trophy last night to Cigar City as Tom Brady …

Feb 8, 2021