Customer Login
X

If you are a returning customer please login:
X

If you would like to become a registered customer please
fill in your details below:
 





X

There are no items in the basket.

Total for your current basket

£0.00

Click here after altering
current basket contents.
Add more items to
the current basket.
Empty current basket.

Help & Sales Hotline 01667 451051

 
 

SUMMER ISLES FOOD

MORE INFORMATION

 

 


With a heritage going back to 1977,  Summer Isles Foods is a small Smokehouse based in Alness on the scenic banks of the Cromarty Firth, in the North of Scotland. Their expert staff produce an extensive range of high quality smoked salmon and smoked fish products

 



Vital for good smoked products is the good quality of the raw materials and being located in the heart of the salmon producing region, Summer Isles Foods can pick from amongst the best available salmon and other fish.
Unlike most other smokers who simply dry salt their fish before smoking, a fairly harsh process, the Summer Isles technique involves marinating sides of salmon in brine-marinades spiced with molasses, juniper berries and black peppercorns. This unique recipe, unchanged for nearly thirty years, gives just a subtle hint of sweetness to the aftertaste.

After drying overnight the sides of salmon are loaded into the smoke kilns where they are cured with a gentle stream of fragrant cool smoke for a full twenty four hours. The smoke is produced from smouldering oak shavings, which originate from the cooperage at Craigellachie on Speyside, where they make whisky casks from matured oak. In many cases they refurbish sherry casks so the shavings used for firing the smoke kilns are of the very best quality and produce a wonderful, sweet-smelling, smoke which gently permeates the sides of salmon to give them a most appealing aroma and firm texture.

After twenty four hours in the smoke kilns the job is not yet done as it takes a further 3-5 days in the chill to allow the salt and smoke flavours to evenly balance out through the sides of salmon. Eventually it is ready for slicing and the small retail packs are produced with a high speed rotary knife but the sides of smoked salmon are hand-sliced in the traditional manner.


 

ONE OF MANY MANY COMPLIMENTS

The quality of your products has always been excellent and praised by friends who have received your goods as presents.
Sue Livock
London


PLEASE NOTE :- Much of the above information was supplied to us by the Smokehouse concerned

 

TO RETURN TO, VIEW AND PURCHASE PRODUCTS ON
THE SUMMER ISLES FOODS SMOKEHOUSE SHOP PAGE, CLICK BELOW

 



 
 
Smoked Salmon Online, Easter Arr, Lethen, Inverness, IV12 5HZ  |
  Telephone/Fax +44 (0) 1667 451051
© Copyright 2017
All Rights Reserved Designed by 2bcreative | Built by Alchemy Plus
fedEx