"European Style Fish", Steelhead Cold Smoked, KSA-Kosher, 8oz/226g

"European Style Fish", Steelhead Cold Smoked, KSA-Kosher, 8oz/226g
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 Perishable product 

Ingredients : Steelhead (Salmon Trout), Salt, Brown Sugar, Natural Wood Smoke.

All Natural, Never Frozen

 

The rainbow trout is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout usually returning to freshwater to spawn after 2 to 3 years at sea. In other words, rainbow trout and steelhead trout are the same species. The fish are often called salmon trout.  The species has been introduced for food to at least 45 countries. 

More recently, DNA studies showed rainbow trout are genetically closer to Pacific salmon.

Rainbow trout are predators with a varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab. Their image as a selective eater is only a legend. 

Steelhead trout populations have declined due to human and natural causes. Steelhead historically occurred around the North Pacific Ocean from northwestern Mexico in North America to eastern Russia in Asia. 

Rainbow trout and steelhead are both highly desired food and sportfish. The IGFA recognizes the world record for Rainbow Trout was caught on Saskatchewan's Lake Diefenbaker by Sean Konrad on September 5 2009. The fish weighed 48 lb 0 oz (21.77 kg).

They are farmed in many countries throughout the world. Since the 1950s commercial production has grown exponentially, particularly in Europe and recently in Chile. Worldwide, in 2007, 604,695 tonnes (595,145 long tons; 666,562 short tons) of farmed salmon trout were harvested with a value of 2.589 billion US dollars. 

Rainbow trout is popular in Western cuisine and is caught wild and farmed. It has tender flesh and a mild flavor. Many shoppers ascertain the source of the fish before buying. Wild rainbow trout that eat scuds (freshwater shrimp), insects such as flies, and crayfish are the most appealing. Dark red/orange meat indicates that it is either an anadromous steelhead or a farmed Rainbow trout given a supplemental diet with a high astaxanthin content. The resulting pink flesh is marketed under monikers like Ruby Red or Carolina Red.

Steelhead meat is pink like that of salmon, and is more flavorful than the light-colored meat of rainbow trout.

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