Nicky's Plaice Makes the Food Finals
The Blas na hÉireann, Irish Food Awards are the biggest in the country, with over 2,500 products entered in 2018. "Research has shown that the Blas accreditation has the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers and using the award logo on packs encourages shoppers to buy these products. It is their guarantee of a top quality Irish product". Well, we're delighted to say that Nicky's Plaice is a 2018 finalist with our Irish Organic Oak Smoked Salmon entry.
We'll be heading off to Dingle at the start of October when the judges will be blind tasting our salmon. The judging system is tough; developed by Blas na hÉireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, it's "now recognised as an international industry standard". We are thrilled to be finalists in this year's competition. Wish us luck! We'll keep you posted.
Nicky's Irish Organic Oak Smoked Salmon
The fish we use for our smoked salmon, is sourced from sustainable farms off the west coast of Ireland. It's hand filleted, sprinkled with salt and then set to smoulder over our open fire, for hours. We tend the fire throughout the process, to get just the right balance of smoke throughout the fish.
One of the things about smoking your own fish, in the very place you sell it, is knowing the energy, time and care that goes into it. When we put our smoked salmon on our shelves, we have a sense of pride. It's a nice feeling when customers ask about about where the fish is smoked and we can just point to the next door, where the smokehouse is.
Where to get Nicky's Plaice Smoked Salmon
Nicky's Plaice Irish Organic Oak Smoked Salmon is available by dropping into our shop on the West Pier in Howth. It's a really nice addition to a special meal and it's a perfect Irish artisan product for hampers and gifts. You can also buy our smoked salmon from our online shop.
About Nicky's Plaice
We're a family run business on the West Pier in the Dublin fishing village of Howth. Opened in 1961 by fisherman Nicky McLoughlin, we've now three generations of the family working together to bring you the best in fresh fish and seafood, the best home smoked salmon and seafood snacks to go at weekends.