Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Best Tasting Smoked Fish

Lake Huron has always been known for producing great fish. Storage of all that bounty was solved by the Huron Wyandot by smoking and drying. After tasting smoked fish at many fires along the shore, I've found the best tasting . . . Jahrs Fish Company, just outside Unionville, MI, on the eastern shore of Saginaw Bay. Phone: (989) 883-3356.

Jahrs, open seven days a week, is small but complete. Local fisherman supply the shop on a daily basis with freshly caught salmon, white fish, and many others. Each is cleaned and smoked while customers stand waiting, almost drooling in anticipation.

Smoked fish can be eaten without further cooking. Try it in soups or flaked in spreads for sandwiches.

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