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smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby KC2 » January 14th, 2020, 6:02 pm

I picked up a 300g pack of smoked salmon after Christmas (it's in a chunk, not sliced) with a use by date of 16th Jan. For various reasons I don't think we're going to eat it until next week. I'm pretty sure it'll still be fine, and I'd rather not freeze it unless I have to. What do you think?

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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby suffolk » January 14th, 2020, 6:24 pm

Hot smoked then, rather than cold smoked?
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Postby Pepper Pig » January 14th, 2020, 6:26 pm

My experience is to be dubious and freeze it. And then still be dubious and chuck it.
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby liketocook » January 14th, 2020, 7:10 pm

I'd freeze it tbh - it can spoil quite easily :sprout: and it would be a shame to waste it never mind the potential tummy . Commercial stuff tends to be relatively lightly cured to preserve for a long time. A few days yes a week I'd be wary. I find it freezes really well and is much easier to thinly slice when still half frozen.
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby MagicMarmite » January 14th, 2020, 8:05 pm

Id eat it whenever, but I play fast and loose with dates on food and havent died yet!
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby earthmaiden » January 14th, 2020, 8:39 pm

I'd freeze it too, even though I use common sense rather than dates much of the time.

I'm Waitrose the other day, a woman refused to buy a cucumber because there was no date on it :rolleyes:.
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby aero280 » January 15th, 2020, 10:59 am

I buy the 1 kg bags of Loch Fyne smoked salmon trimmings from Costco. About £9/kg instead of £25/kg for the big flat slices. Ideal for sandwiches when you are going to chop it up anyway.

It takes us a while to get through a whole kilo and so the last helping is well past its best before date when we eat it. It comes in a re-sealable bag and lives in the fridge.

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Postby KC2 » January 15th, 2020, 10:00 pm

Update! Plans changed and so we were able to use half the smoked salmon tonight.
This Tesco recipe was excellent: https://bit.ly/38bfbOs, thoroughly recommend it :tu:
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby hickybank » January 16th, 2020, 4:17 pm

I am among the "if it smells alright eat it brigade, to day I am using a Basil salsa, the jar says consume with in 2 weeks of opening, it has been in the fridge months so if I do not post tomorrow you know why :lol: :lol:
Having said that I shopped in Sainsburys on Monday & picked up a pack of cooked Chicken slices, the use by date was the next day, I had not checked, I usually do.
As there were 12 slices & would last us over a week I took them back, they changed them but said it was only as a goodwill gesture, ( that was big hearted of them, (not)) :? :?
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby earthmaiden » January 16th, 2020, 4:53 pm

That looks delicious KC2.

I think it was quite good of Sainsburys to take the meat back. They shouldn't put it back on display after a customer has taken it from the shop, possibly with changes in temperature.
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Postby hickybank » January 16th, 2020, 6:18 pm

Common sense is not so common
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Postby Pepper Pig » January 16th, 2020, 6:37 pm

I believe any supermarket that takes anything fresh back is only allowed to throw it afterwards.
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby WWordsworth » January 16th, 2020, 9:16 pm

I'm one of the if it looks and smells fine then I will eat it brigade.
Sod the dates, we didn't have them, or a fridge, when I was a kid.
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Re: smoked salmon "use by" date ...

Postby KC2 » January 17th, 2020, 10:59 am

We had to throw away almost a whole bowl of home-made hummus yesterday :cry: I don't know why, but it had a very funny taste and I'm sure it had tiny red flecks on the surface. It's never happened before and I'm sure it's been in the fridge longer in the past and was still fine.
Such a waste :cry:
Maybe it had been "polluted" by the pitta that had been dipped into it although we have a strict no double dipping rule :lol:
I guess there's a first time for everything!
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