Meet the Herring! A Glossary of Herring Varieties

So, what is herring anyway? Yes, most people know that herring is a fish, but many don’t get further than that. Some may go on to describe herring as a small fish. This is also correct. As a close relative of the sardine and the shad, herring is indeed a smaller fish. Herring might have…

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5 Smoked Fish Recipes to Serve This Thanksgiving

Cranberry hot smoked salmon

We love Thanksgiving at Acme Smoked Fish. Yes, a large turkey is the quintessential star of the show for this holiday, but let’s be honest… it’s all about the sides! We’ve created 5 knockout recipes using our smoky, buttery smooth, ready to eat smoked fish. But who came up with these recipes and what was…

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Is Smoked Fish Healthy?

Smoked salmon avocado toast

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute medical advice, and has not been reviewed by a medical professional, licensed dietician, or nutritionist. All readers should consult with their physician when determining if any dietary change is right for them. Smoked fish products may contain high sodium content when compared to other foods. One of the questions…

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Easy Recipes for Yom Kippur Break Fast

Yom Kippur smoked fish break fast

Yom Kippur marks the final day of the “10 Days of Awe” following Rosh Hashanah and is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Also known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur requires followers to ask for forgiveness and abstain from work as well as any food from sunset on the previous…

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What is Nova Smoked Salmon?

What is smoked salmon? What is nova? What is lox?

What is nova? To some, it’s a state of mind. It’s the top-of-the-line smoked salmon; hand sliced and crafted. Others have never heard of the word, and if they have, are hard pressed to provide a proper definition. We decided to ask our friends and experts at Acme the inexplicable question, “What is nova?” Join our team in…

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Best Kinds of Fish to Smoke

When it comes to smoked fish, there are so many options to choose from that the possibilities are nearly endless. If you’re interested in learning more about the best kinds of fish to smoke, read on! Smoked Trout While smoked salmon is the standard, smoked trout is an excellent option for those who prefer a…

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What is the Difference Between Hot Smoked Salmon and Cold Smoked Salmon?

Hot smoked salmon versus cold smoked salmon

Hot Smoked Salmon vs. Cold Smoked Salmon When it comes to smoked salmon, there are plenty of options to choose from. From scottish-style smoked salmon, to nova smoked salmon, to gravlax, there are plenty of options for the smoked salmon connoisseur to choose from! However, one of the biggest debates among smoked salmon aficionado’s is…

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How to Slice Smoked Salmon

Slice your own smoked salmon

Slicing smoked salmon is both a craft and an art, a skill grounded in tradition that has been passed down from an untold number of masters to select apprentices. Typically, this bequeathal of knowledge and skill has taken place on the service side of delis and appetizing shops, or along the salty and smokey slicing…

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How To Keep Your Smoked Salmon and Lox Fresh

One of the most common questions we hear from Acme customers is how to maximize the lifespan of our products. Whether it’s our smoked salmon, whitefish salad, or herring products, knowing how to optimally store your smoked fish is essential. However, the one product we are asked about more than any other is our Lox.…

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Acme Family Traditions for Easter and Passover

Spring is in the air, and this means that Easter and Passover have come around again. Although each holiday has its distinct origins and significance, an important theme shared by both is that of togetherness and connection among family and friends. We enjoy this time with our loved ones so much – not to mention…

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