Posh Nosh: Springy smoked snowfish

Its springy texture and buttery richness make smoked snowfish my current obsession.

I had it recently in a salad, together with greens and orange segments, and wondered where it had been all my life.

As it turns out, it has been sitting in the smoked fish section at Meidi-Ya Supermarket.

Snowfish, depending on who you believe, is either a variety of cod or another name for the controversial escolar, known to cause stomach cramps, diarrhoea and other nasty side effects.

However, I have eaten a lot of it in the past week and nothing untoward has happened.

It is delicious in a salad, of course, and will make a good smoked fish platter together with salmon, trout and mackerel.

I like it sandwiched between buttered toast too.

This is a simple way to enjoy its beguiling smokiness, which is much more pronounced in this fish than in salmon.

Live Well Smoked Snowfish, $9.80 for a 100g pack from Meidi-Ya Supermarket, B1-50 Liang Court, tel: 6339-1111, open: 10am to 10pm daily

This article was first published on January 4, 2015.
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