Friday, May 31, 2013

Here's How To... Keep Your Fish

Another way to keep fish for long periods of time is by drying or smoking the meat. "Food smoking is a human invention. No other species on the planet incorporates any similar activity into its food gathering, preparation, and strategy for survival," writes John Manikowski in Fish Grilled and Smoked.

Smoking preserves fish by reducing moisture content, thereby retarding the growth of bacteria.  But there are still heat-resistant microorganisms that survive the smoking process, like Clostridium botulinum,  capable of causing food poisoning. To stay safe, refrigerate smoked fish.

The smoking process consists of five basic steps -- cleaning the fish, brining the fish, drying the fish, building the smoker, and smoking the fish.

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