Easy Entertaining: A Guide to Smoked Fish

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Like a cheese plate, a smoked fish plate is an easy way to feed a crowd with minimal prep. Last week the Wall Street Journal put together a helpful guide to smoked fish, including tasting notes and recommended purveyors, perfect for your next cocktail party or brunch.

Written by a self-confessed smoked fish enthusiast, this guide doesn’t cover every fish out there, but does highlight a couple fish we’ve never tried smoked that sound irresistible: black cod and sturgeon. The former, also called sable, has “voluptuous, paprika-kissed flair,” while the latter boasts “a plush, cushioned texture and mellow taste.”

Sounds like it’s about time for a smoked fish tasting party!

Do you ever entertain with smoked fish? What are your favorites?

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