The West

If you’re curious to discover how the area’s famous salmon is smoked, you can tour the family-run Connemara Smokehouse (tel 095-23739; www.smokehouse.ie; Bunowen Pier, Ballyconneely; tours 3pm Wed Jun-Aug). Tours show you the hand filleting, traditional preparation, slicing and packing of the wild and organic salmon, and shed light on various smoking methods...

2011-05-17T01:00:10+01:00

simple supper of connemara smoked salmon and easy blinis

The folks at the Connemara Smokehouse are friendly - and imagine our surprise to find ourselves being served by a frenchman! They even smoke french crooner Pierre Perret's fish when he comes to Ireland! The Smokehouse specialises in wild products and their range even includes smoked tuna - I was amazed to discover that tuna can be fished in Irish coastal waters but Nicholas explained that this is due to the famous mexican gulf...

2010-06-01T18:51:17+01:00
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