Award Winning Irish Organic Oak-Smoked Salmon
We think our smoked salmon is great at any time of year, but Christmas is a perfect time to treat yourself to something that's a little special. Not only is our Irish Organic Oak-Smoked Salmon popular with customers, it's also won a few awards along the way.
The Great Taste Awards have been described as the "Food Oscars", supporting food and drink producers throughout Britain and Ireland. A Great Taste star is a coveted thing and we were delighted to be a 2018 recipient. There were over 13,000 entries from food and drink producers in the competition, with Ireland punching well above its weight, so to be among some top class Irish artisan winners was a great achievement for us.
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". Nicky's Plaice won a silver medal for our Irish Organic Oak Smoked Salmon.
Nicky's Open Fire Smokehouse
Ours is the only Open Fire Smokehouse in Dublin and one of a handful remaining in Ireland. For over 40 years it’s been the glowing heart of Nicky’s Plaice, scenting the air with oak as we tend to the fire and balance its power with the rise and fall of the sea winds. It takes time and real commitment to smoke the finest salmon over an open fire the traditional way, but the result is a taste like no other salmon.
The fish we use for our award winning 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.
Perfect for the Christmas Season
You can but our Irish Organic Oak-Smoked Salmon here in Nicky's Plaice on the West Pier in Howth Village or online from our 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.