The Connemara Smokehouse will again be exhibiting at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. You can find Graham & Saoirse Roberts of the Connemara Smokehouse in Hall 18 – FH12

Connemara; 17th November 2006: Wild Irish Smoked Salmon and Line caught Irish Smoked Tuna are just two of the products that the small family business from the Connemara Smokehouse on the West Coast of Ireland have to offer at the BBC Good Food Show in the NEC Birmingham on the 22nd – 26th of November.

The Connemara Smokehouse was first founded in 1979 by Graham Roberts parents. Graham & his wife Saoirse now run the Smokehouse and have taken in all the new demands a modern business today needs to survive. They pride themselves on traditional methods, and very high quality production and products have always been the company?s priorities. Being Connemara’s longest established Smokehouse and with years of experience passed down from generation, the Connemara Smokehouse has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality seafood, where every product is hand produced in the traditional way.

At the smokehouse, Graham assessed the fish for freshness and lack of damage, and then Graham hand-fillets every fish himself to ensure quality. Then the sides are ‘pin-boned’, to remove bones. He carefully washes and lays the salmon out in beds of dry course sea salt this is good curing and gives it good texture. The fish is given different salting times according to size and fat-content. After rinsing off the salt, the salmon are laid on racks and put into our kiln which was first commissioned in 1946, and the long smoking period begins. Ireland is well known for it?s rainfall, and humidity is one of the natural controls on the smoking time. So, if conditions are perfect, the process might last only 16 hours.

The Connemara Smokehouse specialises in producing wild and organic salmon, smoked and marinated. But they also stock other products including Gravadlax, Honey Roast Smoked wild tuna and peppered smoked mackerel and many more.

The Connemara Smokehouse has won a great array of Top Food Awards across the English Channel, including five medals at the Great Taste Awards in the U.K. They were the first to win the BIM Product Innovation Award for the Best New Seafood Product in Ireland, and have won the Bridgestone Guide Award ?Best In Ireland? for the last five years. They also have been awarded the Authentic Hand Produced Logo which is only given to those who produce hand made food of local provenance in Ireland. They have been promoted to the highest achievable level of Super Hero in Rick Stein?s book of Food Heroes. Having already scooped the prestigious Favourite Speciality Producer Award? as voted by the 135,000 visitors to the BBC Good Food Show.

The Connemara Smokehouse will again be exhibiting at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. You can find Graham & Saoirse Roberts of the Connemara Smokehouse in Hall 18 – FH12

As Connemara’s longest established Smokehouse, this is a fascinating location to visit, take a tour and purchase the traditionally hand-prepared seafood products. The Smokehouse is located right on the water’s edge at Bunowen Pier, near Clifden the capital of Connemara and the surrounding area has exceptional views of the Twelve Bens mountain range, the castle of Connaught’s historic Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley, Connemara Championship Golf Links, Connemara Ponies, Clear waters with white sandy beaches and rugged landscapes definitely worth a visit.

The BBC Good Food Show in the NEC Birmingham is a recipe for a fantastic day out! If you love everything about food, drink & shopping then make sure that you don?t miss this year?s mouth watering, appetite-rousing, celebrity chef spotting, (Garry Rhodes, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey and more) gastro-encountering, BBC Good Food Show. Discover unique recipes, clever kitchen gadgets and the latest trends in health and entertaining. Learn everything that a real food lover should know. You?ll find everything you could possibly want, from the most delicate wild Irish smoked salmon from the Connemara Smokehouse.

For more details on the Connemara Smokehouse check out the Website:

www.smokehouse.ie

0r better still visit in person:

Connemara Smokehouse, Bunowen Pier, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Co. Galway, Connemara, Ireland.

Contact Person: Graham, Saoirse or Bridget Roberts.

Phone: +353 (0) 95 23739 Fax:+353 (0) 95 23001 Email: [email protected]