Expo Milan 2015

Who has spotted Graham at the Irish Pavilion? #ExpoMilan #BordBia #WildAtlanticWay #DiscoverIreland #OldSmoky, #ConnemaraSmokehouseandVisitorsCentre #2015

CONNEMARA IS SMOKIN

Connemara is Smokin’ Visit Connemara Smokehouse to get a real feel for tradition and pride. Graham had been smoking fish since he was a kid with his father and he knows the art and science Read more

Albacore Tuna

This week at Connemara Smokehouse we are working on Albacore #Tuna (@OldSmoky) Cold Smoked Tuna and Honey Roast Smoked Tuna will be back in stock soon... Click to view more...

Smokehouse New Start 2015

Back at it for Connemara Smokehouse (@OldSmoky) up to the gills in it... After a well deserved break, we are back producing to replenish stocks Mackerel is first on the list...

Ready for Road…

It's all go at the Connemara Smokehouse (@OldSmoky)! Big dispatch today 15th of December for delivery 17th/18th. Smoked Salmon, Smoked Tuna, Smoked Mackerel, Gravadlax, Kippers all on the road.  It's starting to look a lot Read more

Last Order Dates…

#REMINDER Taking Last Orders for @OldSmoky #Connemara #Smokehouse Goodies to guarantee delivery before #Christmas 1st Dec last order date for 2014! Last Order Date...

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012)

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012) The Connemara Smokehouse has been awarded the prestigious Seafood Circle Award for 2007 under the Retail Section as a Seafood Specialist. The Seafood Circle identifies the Connemara Smokehouse as consistently delivering Read more

Great Taste Awards (2005)

Great Taste Awards (2005) Connemara Smokehouse wins at Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food 2005 for their Smoked Plain Mackerel. Irish Seafood Company Collect Medal at ‘Great Taste Awards’ in UK organised Read more

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004)

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004) Winners of the Favourite Specialty Producer at the BBC Good Food Show 2004. The Connemara Smokehouse has picked up the BBC Food Show Award for Favourite Speciality Producer as voted by Read more

B.I.M. Best New Seafood Product (2003)

BIM Product Innovation Awards (2003) ISE ‘03 was also the launch platform for BIM’s first-ever Seafood Product Innovation Award with Graham Roberts of Connemara Smokehouse becoming the Award’s first overall winner with his company’s Organic Read more

Super Food Heroes (2003)

Super Food Heroes (2003 & 2005) Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Tuna featured in both editions of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ books, but he also carried it on his menu at his famous Cornish restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, Read more

  • Smoked Tuna with Grapefruit, Orange & Olives

Smoked Tuna with Grapefruit, Orange & Olives

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fennel, thinly chopped
  • 300 g thinly sliced smoked tuna
  • 2 seedless oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ¼  cup pitted black olives, sliced

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛  teaspoon pepper

Instructions

To make the dressing, whisk the orange juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in the salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until combined. Set dressing aside.

In a large bowl, place the chopped fennel, oranges, grapefruit, dill and black olives, add the smoked tuna.

Drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss to coat, serve and enjoy.

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Connemara Smokehouse Awarded 1st Artisan Food Économusée (2013)

Connemara Smokehouse Awarded 1st Artisan Food Économusée (2013)

An Économusée is an important cultural tourism attraction and contributes to the sustainability of rural areas through the creation of direct employment and by providing an attraction that disperses tourists to rural regions. An Économusée combines culture, craft, and tourism to create an economy platform for craft artisans practicing traditional techniques in order to help the crafts survive and create new jobs.

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012)

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012)

The Connemara Smokehouse has been awarded the prestigious Seafood Circle Award for 2007 under the Retail Section as a Seafood Specialist. The Seafood Circle identifies the Connemara Smokehouse as consistently delivering excellent quality seafood and service to their customers. This is an important achievement for the Connemara Smokehouse as it highlights the constant “Passion for Perfection.

Great Taste Awards (2005)

Great Taste Awards (2005)

Connemara Smokehouse wins at Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food 2005 for their Smoked Plain Mackerel.

Irish Seafood Company Collect Medal at ‘Great Taste Awards’ in UK organised by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers, the Awards have carved a reputation over the last decade as the single most sought after seal of real quality in speciality food and drink. The Awards judging criteria are tough but scrupulously fair. The initial stages took place over six days in London at the end of July, when every entry, nearly 4,000, in 186 different classes is decanted, where necessary cooked and then blind tasted by our teams of experts. Over 150 judges are involved and it falls to them to decide which foods deliver a high enough standard to be award winners – the highest acknowledgement of craftsmanship and dedication in the making of superb food and drink.

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004)

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004)

Winners of the Favourite Specialty Producer at the BBC Good Food Show 2004. The Connemara Smokehouse has picked up the BBC Food Show Award for Favourite Speciality Producer as voted by visitors to the show.
The BBC Good Food Show and the Festive BBC Good Food Show attracted 164,OO0 visitors and offered evidence that consumers are increasingly interested in small, local producers.

Three awards for Connemara Smokehouse (2004)

Three Awards for Connemara Smokehouse (2004)

Irish Seafood Company Collect Medals at ‘Great Taste Awards’ in UK
Organised by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers, the Awards have carved a reputation over the last decade as the single most sought after seal of real quality in speciality food and drink. The Awards judging criteria are tough but scrupulously fair. The initial stages took place over six days in London at the end of July, when every entry, nearly 4,000, in 186 different classes is decanted, where necessary cooked and then blind tasted by our teams of experts. Over 150 judges are involved and it falls to them to decide which foods deliver a high enough standard to be award winners – the highest acknowledgement of craftsmanship and dedication in the making of superb food and drink.

B.I.M. Best New Seafood Product (2003)

BIM Product Innovation Awards (2003)

ISE ‘03 was also the launch platform for BIM’s first-ever Seafood Product Innovation Award with Graham Roberts of Connemara Smokehouse becoming the Award’s first overall winner with his company’s Organic Honey Roast Salmon.
The Award highlights the quality and range of products being produced by the Irish seafood sector. It was adjudicated by an independent judging panel who assessed entrants on the basis of the quality of seafood used, product creativity, aroma, taste, texture, packaging, artwork, storage instructions, portion size and value for money.
Award, Connemara Smokehouse are also entitled to display the BIM ‘Gold’ label on their product packaging for one year.
  • taste the island

Connemara flavour to ‘Taste the Island’

 Connemara Smokehouse is to play a big part in the Failte Ireland’s ‘Taste the Island’ initiative.

 

The three-year initiative follows on from the success of Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) ‘Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey’ showcase in recent years.

Saoirse Roberts from the Smokehouse says: “Taste the Island will be run each year for three years and give visitors a fantastic flavour of Ireland finest food and drink experiences.

“We’re honoured to play our part in this culinary adventure.”

Super Food Heroes (2003)

Super Food Heroes (2003 & 2005)

Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Tuna featured in both editions of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ books, but he also carried it on his menu at his famous Cornish restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, in Padstow.

“Food Heroes”! Recommended by Rick Stein in both editions of his book “Guide to Food Heroes” as “Food Heroes”! (1st edition) promoted to Super Food Hero in (2nd edition)

  • McKennas' Guides Best in Ireland
  • McKennas' Guides Best in Ireland 2020

John & Sally McKennas Awards (2002-2020)

John and Sally McKennas’ books bring you straight to the heart and soul of Ireland, with the latest 2020 edition of Wild Atlantic Way: Where to Eat & Stay

The Connemara Smokehouse is recommended in the Best of Bridgestone Guide / McKennas Guide and has been awarded the Bridgestone/McKennas Award 2002 – 2020

The McKennas’ Guide Plaque is the most respected badge of merit in Irish contemporary food, awarded only to those who are described in the guides.

 

 

 

 

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012)

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012) The Connemara Smokehouse has been awarded the prestigious Seafood Circle Award for 2007 under the Retail Section as a Seafood Specialist. The Seafood Circle identifies the Connemara Smokehouse as consistently delivering Read more

Great Taste Awards (2005)

Great Taste Awards (2005) Connemara Smokehouse wins at Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food 2005 for their Smoked Plain Mackerel. Irish Seafood Company Collect Medal at ‘Great Taste Awards’ in UK organised Read more

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004)

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004) Winners of the Favourite Specialty Producer at the BBC Good Food Show 2004. The Connemara Smokehouse has picked up the BBC Food Show Award for Favourite Speciality Producer as voted by Read more

B.I.M. Best New Seafood Product (2003)

BIM Product Innovation Awards (2003) ISE ‘03 was also the launch platform for BIM’s first-ever Seafood Product Innovation Award with Graham Roberts of Connemara Smokehouse becoming the Award’s first overall winner with his company’s Organic Read more

Super Food Heroes (2003)

Super Food Heroes (2003 & 2005) Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Tuna featured in both editions of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ books, but he also carried it on his menu at his famous Cornish restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, Read more

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012)

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012) The Connemara Smokehouse has been awarded the prestigious Seafood Circle Award for 2007 under the Retail Section as a Seafood Specialist. The Seafood Circle identifies the Connemara Smokehouse as consistently delivering Read more

Great Taste Awards (2005)

Great Taste Awards (2005) Connemara Smokehouse wins at Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food 2005 for their Smoked Plain Mackerel. Irish Seafood Company Collect Medal at ‘Great Taste Awards’ in UK organised Read more

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004)

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004) Winners of the Favourite Specialty Producer at the BBC Good Food Show 2004. The Connemara Smokehouse has picked up the BBC Food Show Award for Favourite Speciality Producer as voted by Read more

B.I.M. Best New Seafood Product (2003)

BIM Product Innovation Awards (2003) ISE ‘03 was also the launch platform for BIM’s first-ever Seafood Product Innovation Award with Graham Roberts of Connemara Smokehouse becoming the Award’s first overall winner with his company’s Organic Read more

Super Food Heroes (2003)

Super Food Heroes (2003 & 2005) Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Tuna featured in both editions of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ books, but he also carried it on his menu at his famous Cornish restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, Read more

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SME Roadshow Galway and City Enterprise

Graham Roberts @OldSmoky will be speaking at the Galway County & City Enterprise Board Ltd. SME Roadshow in Clifden Connemara. The Business Roadshow Thursday  7pm Oct 24th in Clifden Station House Theatre.©Connemara Smokehouse

Graham Roberts owner of Connemara Smokehouse works hard, and he has always worked hard. Aged four, he was scoring a penny every time he washed a fish box for his dad. Aged six, he was helping out with everything. Today, in the Connemara Smokehouse, it is the boss himself who hand-fillets the fish, salts it, smokes it. This is artisanship.
His tenure has been marked not just by superb smoked fish, but by an impish need to innovate, which has led him to create smoked tuna recipes and products that are perhaps the clearest expression of his signature style, using both cold and hotsmoking techniques.

  • Smoked Tuna with Grapefruit, Orange & Olives

Smoked Tuna with Grapefruit, Orange & Olives

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fennel, thinly chopped
  • 300 g thinly sliced smoked tuna
  • 2 seedless oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ¼  cup pitted black olives, sliced

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛  teaspoon pepper

Instructions

To make the dressing, whisk the orange juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in the salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until combined. Set dressing aside.

In a large bowl, place the chopped fennel, oranges, grapefruit, dill and black olives, add the smoked tuna.

Drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss to coat, serve and enjoy.