Nova Scotia locals have been gobbling up this thinly sliced, cold-smoked salmon made by our friends at Afishionado in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Afishionado’s Nova Lox starts with high-quality salmon raised at Sustainable Blue’s state-of-the-art earth-friendly facility. It’s then dry-cured with sea salt and cold-smoked with local maple and birch wood chips. Afishionado specializes in seafood from sources that minimize their impact on marine ecosystems and are Ocean Wise recommended. Ocean Wise seafood is a sustainable seafood recommendation program which helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come. The name Nova Lox originates in New York and is a remnant of the days when wild Atlantic Salmon were salted and shipped to smokehouses all over the Northeastern US from Nova Scotia. Afishionado is proud to honour this historical tradition as the only smokehouse working exclusively with Nova Scotia-raised fish, it's the only true Nova Lox available!
Not only is this cold smoked salmon the most environmentally responsible product around, but it's also incredibly delicious and super nutritious. It's packed with lean protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats like Omega-3 DHA and EPA. These magical anti-inflammatory fats can lower your risk of cancer, heart disease and cognitive decline.
COOKING TIP: This salmon is sea salt-cured, maple and birch wood smoked and sliced so it's ready to eat right out of the package. You’ll receive it frozen with your truLOCAL order, feel free to store it in the freezer or start to thaw it in the fridge. Once the package is opened, it's best to consume it within a week. We love this smoked salmon on a fresh sesame seed bagel topped with cream cheese, red onions and capers. We like to share this smoked salmon arranged on a fresh and colourful ‘sea’-cuterie board when friends and family come over for brunch. Break out a wooden cutting board and creatively arrange some fresh dill, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, capers, avocados, pickles, sliced lemons, cream cheese and sliced bagels next to the cold smoked salmon and dive right in!