Morey’s Q&A

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Q. Are Morey’s Products Gluten Free?
A. Morey’s offers a variety of Gluten Free products in our marinated line. Morey’s smoked fish is also Gluten Free! For details on which products are gluten free go to the product section and view the item you are interested in.

Q. Do you sell Morey’s products wholesale?
A. Morey’s supplies national and regional grocery chains, restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice establishments, as well as retail and foodservice wholesalers and distributors. We sell our products via Morey’s Seafood International distribution locations as well as other distributors across the U.S. Interested parties should contact us at 1.800.327.9592.

Q. What is Keta Salmon?
A. Keta salmon is one of many species of Wild salmon. We use this kind of salmon for our hot-smoked portions because its texture is firmer and ideal for smoking.

Q. Is Morey’s salmon wild or farmed?
A. Morey’s sells both quality Atlantic (farmed) salmon and Wild Pacific Salmon. The product package states either “Wild” or “Atlantic” salmon on the packaging, if it states “Atlantic” it is farmed and if it states “Wild ” it is wild caught. Morey’s believes in selling quality products and supplying our customers with the necessary information so the consumer can make an informed purchase.

Q. Are Morey’s products certified Kosher?
A. Yes! Most of our hot-smoked fish and marinated fish are certified kosher. The following Morey’s products are certified Kosher: Morey’s Hot-Smoked Salmon (all varieties), Morey’s Marinated Salmon (all varieties), Morey’s Marinated Tilapia (see individual product list for varieties), Morey’s Marinated Mahi Mahi (all varieties), Morey’s Smoked Whitefish, and Morey’s Smoked Whiting.

Q. When I cooked my wild salmon the color was very pale, almost white, did I get the wrong fish?
A. Wild salmon can vary drastically in color and after cooking becomes even more pale (at times gray in appearance) and may lose some taste. You have the right fish, but because it is a wild product, its appearance can vary and each species also varies in color. Keta salmon, which is the wild product Morey’s uses, is a paler species.

Q. Do you smoke fish that consumers catch?
A. No, Morey’s smokes fish supplied by commercial fisheries.

Q. Do you ship product directly to consumers?
A. No, but you can call Seafood Markets at 1.800.548.9630 for details about direct mail order of all Morey’s brand products.

Q. Where are Morey’s products processed?
A. The fish is processed and value-added at our plant in Motley, Minnesota.

Q. What are omega-3 fatty acids?
A. Omega-3 (n-3 polyunsaturated) fatty acids are essential fats that your body needs to function properly but does not make. Humans must eat them through food, which means eating seafood, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel or shellfish. “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease…” *Source: FDA

Q. What is Morey’s Marinated Salmon?
A. Premium, boned Salmon available in three signature flavors: Garlic Cracked Pepper, Lemon Dill, and Seasoned Grill.

Q. Can I re-freeze Morey’s Marinated Salmon?
A. If product was purchased frozen, put in freezer and use within 12 months or the best if used by date on the package. We do not recommend refreezing the fish if it has already been thawed out , as it could alter the quality of the fish.

Q. How long after I thaw my salmon is it good for?
A. We recommend using the product within one day of thaw.

Q. What is Morey’s Marinated Tilapia?
A. Tilapia is a mild-flavored, lean white fish. Its sweet, delicate taste and slightly firm texture is similar to cod or sole. Marinated Tilapia is available in four signature flavor profiles: Lemon Pepper, Sweet Mango, Seasoned Grill, and Garden Pesto.

Q. Can I re-freeze Morey’s Marinated Tilapia?
A. If product was purchased frozen, put in freezer and use within 12 months or the best if used by date on the package. We do not recommend refreezing the fish if it has already been thawed out , as it could alter the quality of the fish.

Q. How long after I thaw my Tilapia is it good for?
A. We recommend using the product within one day of thaw.

Q. What is the difference between hot and cold smoked salmon?
A. Hot smoking is achieved by processing fish at higher temperatures. Fish prepared using this method is fully cooked and ready to eat. Hot smoked salmon is drier in texture and visual appearance. It is often compared to ham in texture and taste. Cold smoking is a specialized process where fish is cured, not cooked. Fish prepared using this method is ready to eat. Because it is cured, cold-smoked product usually retains the texture and visual appearance of raw fish. Morey’s offers a full line of hot smoked fish products.

Q. Is it okay to eat smoked fish beyond the code date?
A. For best quality, we recommend using salmon by the code date stamped on the package. We cannot guarantee freshness beyond the code date.

Q. Can smoked fish be frozen?
A. Yes, wrap it tightly and freeze before the “Use By” date on the package. Morey’s products can be frozen up to 60 days beyond the “Use By” date. Product should be thawed under refrigeration overnight before use. Morey’s smoked fish products should be used within 4-5 days of thaw.

Q. What are the white spots on top of hot smoked salmon?
A. The white spots are coagulated protein that surface during the smoking process. The white spots are not harmful, just as cooked beef or chicken juices can be eaten and are not harmful.

Q. Can you cook Morey’s smoked salmon?
A. Morey’s smoked salmon is already fully cooked and ready to eat. If you are adding it to a hot dish, add smoked salmon at the very end and just heat through. It tastes great on its own and is also delicious when added to your favorite salad or pasta dish.

Q. What is whitefish? Where does it come from?
A. Whitefish is a freshwater fish. Morey’s whitefish comes from clean, freshwater lakes in Canada.

Q. Do you have recipes for your smoked salmon?
A. Yes, we have several recipes from appetizers to entrees that are easy and convenient. Visit the Recipes section of this website.

Q. Why does Morey’s leave the skin on hot-smoked salmon?
A. We leave the skin on to keep the fish as moist as possible for your enjoyment. The skin also helps keep the fish from breaking before you consume it. Simply peel off the skin and discard before use. Morey’s smoked salmon is fully cooked and ready to serve.

Q. What is Kosher?
A. The word kosher is a variation of the Hebrew word meaning “fit” or “proper.” Simply put, kosher foods meet the dietary requirements and are prepared in accordance to the Jewish Law. The determination of kosher and non-kosher foods depends on two variables: the source of the ingredients and the status of the production equipment. Kosher certification, which is the guarantee that the food meets kosher requirements, revolves around both of the above criteria. Kosher fish must have both scales and fins. Shellfish such as shrimp and lobster are prohibited, as well as some fresh fish such as swordfish, sturgeon, catfish and eel.