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Smoked Fish Gift Guide 2019

Gift-giving season is upon us. Here’s our quick-and-easy Smoked Fish gifting guide, based on our best-selling items, and rough portraits of your gift’s recipient. It’s hard to go wrong with our smoked meats and fish, but with this guide, it’ll be near-impossible to miss your mark.

For the one who’s always entertaining.

All-Season Fillet.

One full fillet of Smoked Atlantic Salmon, featuring our Traditional (just brown sugar—the basis for all the rest), Cajun, Dill, and Black Pepper & Coriander preparations. Something for everyone.

This Smokehaus classic is a glorious centerpiece for any hors d’ouevres table: simple, beautiful, elegant, inviting of numerous questions (“what are these seasonings?”), and, as such, the perfect ice-breaker.

For the Locavore.

lake superior bounty box

Lake Superior Bounty Box.

One buttery Smoked Lake Superior Whitefish and two fillets of Smoked Lake Superior Lake Trout. The taste of the greatest Great Lake, with a kiss of brown sugar, and a bear hug of smoke.

This gift box is equally aimed at those looking to share the taste of their home on the Superior shore, and those who are homesick for those flavors.

For the one who wants “a little bit of everything.”

A Land & Two Seas.

A link of dry-cured salumi (selection varies) made with Minnesota pork, and a fillet each of Smoked Lake Trout from the cold depths of Mother Superior, and Smoked Wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon caught by local angler Dave Rogotzke.

Pair with cheese, crackers and your favorite jams and spreads for the ultimate charcuterie board, or steadily snack over the next handful of weeks. This gift box plays both games effectively.

For the minimalist.

Smoked Atlantic Salmon Fillet.

A lot like the All-Season Fillet, minus all the fussy seasonings. Let the sweet smokiness of our Traditional Atlantic Salmon be your guide, and hold the reins of your own flavor destiny. Express yourself, and let your guests do the same, with your favorite pairings, be they wine, honey, preserves or fresh berries. Serve on crackers, or eat it on its own. Either way, it’s going to taste great.

For the sandwich lover.

Cajun Finn Sandwich Kit.

Save the cakes and pies for those with a sweet tooth, and send your favorite sandwich-lover a sandwich kit based on our all-time top-performing sandwich, The Cajun Finn.

Each kit features enough Smoked Cajun-seasoned Atlantic Salmon and Hausmade Scallion Cream Cheese for the sandwiches and some leftovers, pepperoncinis, roasted red peppers, mixed greens, and par-baked stirato rolls from Tribeca Ovens. The kits are available in two- and four-sandwich sizes, come with a free NWS tote bag, and are price-adjusted for FREE SHIPPING!

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How to Score Salmon

So, you’ve got yourself a beautiful fillet of smoked salmon, and your guests are scheduled to arrive soon. What next? Time to score that salmon! Here’s a simple way to get the perfect bite-sized portions.

With a serrated knife, cut horizontally along the side of the salmon fillet.

With a serrated knife, cut vertically from top to bottom of the fillet.

Garnish salmon fillet with herb, citrus, & crackers.

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A Small Change in Our Shipping Department

All flat-rate continental shipping outside the Midwest is now $58. The secret is out—nationwide, people have recognized the excellent quality of our smoked fish and meats. For as long as we have been able to, we’ve offered the lowest possible flat-rate shipping prices we could—often less than the true cost of shipping the packages. The reality is, we’re not a large corporation, with shipping centers nationwide; we’re a small, family-owned company in the Midwest. In order to keep shipping our products coast to coast, we’ve adjusted our shipping rates to reflect the distance and means by which they must travel. As of October 14th, 2019 our flat-rate shipping rates are as follows:

Minnesota $18

‘Midwest’ $24

Continental $58

Hawaii, and Alaska $65

Non-perishable items $16

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MAKE IT FANCY

Want to show us what you do with your Smokehaus products?  We want to show off what you do with your Smokehaus goodies. 

If you follow us on Instagram, share your photos via your story or post them on your grid, tagging us @northernwaterssmokehaus and using the hashtag #nwsmadeitfancy. We will be sharing our favorites and raffling out a limited edition NWS red tote (printed by our great friends at the Medium Control) within then next couple of months. 

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Labor Day Sale

We’re running a mail order special—receive 20% off your cart Monday, August 26th through Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day), when you enter the discount code bluecollar at checkout—to ensure that you can treat yourself at the best rate possible.

  • Receive 20% off store-wide. Discount does not apply to shipping cost. 
  • Coupon code can not be used multiple times.
  • Offer is limited to stock on hand; offer is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash. 
  • Coupon code may not be combined wth any other discount, offer or coupon code. 
  • Coupon code applies to our online Mail Order shop.
  • Coupon code is valid from 8/26- 9/02. 
  • This coupon code can not be used for the purchase of online e-gift certificates or in-store gift cards. 

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Can’t eat a whole roast? How about a Ketta Steak?

Generously brought to Minnesota’s Iron Range by Italian immigrants, this boneless pork roast is a showstopper. Talk to any authentic Italian and they’ll tell you exactly how their grandma makes it—and how yours should too. There are endless varieties of porchetta, but ours has gained some serious recognition. High praises from longtime Iron Rangers and multiple features in Bon Appetit are among those regards.

It would be a crime to deprive you of our Berkshire Porketta, so for the month of March we’re sharing it with loyal customers like you! All of March, if you spend $150 you’ll receive one free Porketta Steak! Just fill up your cart with $150 worth of Smokehaus goodies and follow the checkout process to proceed.


Some Boring Details

Free Porketta Steak Offer valid for orders of $150 or more using the pop-up box on the check-out page. Must click YES! in box to receive the free Porketta Steak.
Offer valid through the month of March and expires 3/30 at 11:59pm.

Exclusion
Offer is limited to stock on hand; offer is nontransferable and is not redeemable for cash.
This offer is extended to our MAIL ORDER customers. The free Porketta Steak offer is not valid for customers of our other departments (Canal Park Deli, Delivery, Pick Up or Catering).

Questions?
 Contact a Smokehauser at mailorder@nwsmokehaus.com or call us (218) 724-7307

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Porketta & Pasta

Ingredients

1 Pound Pasta, Such as Linguine or Spaghetti—or better yet, homemade Tagliatelle 

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 Yellow Onion, thin sliced

1 Pound Porketta, chunked at 1/2 inch (or so)

1/4 – 1/2  Cup Starchy Pasta Water

1/4 Cup Cream

Lemon Zest from 1 Lemon

1/2 Cup Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped

Salt and Pepper

Directions
This recipe works well as a come-together-quick meal, as the heavily-spiced porketta does most of the flavor work for you. 
1. Put a large pot of water on heat and heavily salt it. When it boils, cook pasta al dente. Reserve some of the pasta-cooking water.

 
2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over low heat and cook the onions slowly, adding a little salt, until they are golden. Toss in the porketta and increase the heat and stir the pan so that the onion and porketta are well combined and cook long enough to heat the porketta and render it a bit. 


3. When it is browned, deglaze the pan with some of the starchy pasta water, lifting any of the glorious fond from the pan. 


4. When the mixture is loosened, add cream and heat. Adjust salt and pepper. Turn heat down to low. Add pasta and toss to coat. If it seems too dry, add more starchy pasta water.


5. When the pasta is thoroughly combined and heated through, top with lemon zest and parsley and serve.

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Send A Sandwich To Your Sweetie(s)

We’ve had a polar vortex, multiple Snowpocalypse(s), and still have maybe four more months worth of chatting about weather left to go. Maybe you’ve had a snow-angel dig you out, help you carry groceries or give you a ride up the hill.
Say, “Damn! I appreciate you so much for existing and showing extra kindness in this bleak weather. Here’s a sandwich that screams love and gratitude. Thank you.”
This sure-do-appreciate-you season, you can send your sweetie(s) a Northern Waters Sandwich and make it sweet (for + $2).
Our Make it Sweet includes your favorite NWS sandwich neatly wrapped, tied with a bow and Swedish Fish.

2019 Make It Sweet Season is Feb 11- Feb 15th.

XOXO-
SMOKEHAUS

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Smoked Maple-Sage Turkey Breast Heating Instructions

So it’s still a little frozen (or a lot frozen)?

You can defrost your roast in your fridge with a sheet pan underneath it. This will take less than 48 hours so plan accordingly.

So you want to cook this Smoked Turkey Breast up?

Heat Turkey at 375 degree oven in an uncovered baking dish, on a rack, until internal temperature reads 140 degrees.
Let it rest for approximately 10 minutes before slicing.

The lower the temperature and longer you roast, the more tender.

Want a fennel kick? Follow this link for our fennel braise recipe. 

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Smoked Berkshire Ham Cooking Instructions

 

So it’s still a little frozen (or a lot frozen)?

You can defrost your roast in your fridge with a sheet pan underneath it. This will take less than 48 hours so plan accordingly.

So you want to cook this beauty up?

Heat ham in a 325 degree oven in an uncovered baking dish, on a rack, until internal temperature reads 140 degrees.
We recommend 18 minutes per pound. Let the ham rest for approximately 10 minutes before slicing.

Are you looking for more creative and adventurous ways of cooking your Smoked Berkshire Ham? Follow this link to find five ways to devour Smoked Ham.