How long does smoked salmon from the grocery fish counter last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep the smoked salmon refrigerated at all times.
To maximize the shelf life of smoked salmon from the fish counter, keep refrigerated and tightly wrapped in plastic or aluminum wrap.
Properly stored, smoked salmon from the grocery fish counter will last for about 5 to 8 days in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze smoked salmon purchased from the grocery fish counter? Yes, place the salmon in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage has elapsed.
To freeze smoked salmon, wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
How long does smoked salmon from the fish counter last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — smoked salmon that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long does smoked salmon from the fish counter last after being frozen and thawed? Smoked salmon that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; smoked salmon that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
How can you tell if smoked salmon is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the smoked salmon: signs of bad salmon are a sour smell and dull color; discard any salmon with an off smell or appearance.
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