At Métis Fish Market in Midland, Ontario, Shawn Zurawski hot smokes a lot of fish. He runs a tidy little shop, with delivery throughout Ontario. His uncle fishes Georgian Bay — as did his grandfather and great grandfather — to supply his smokehouse. His fish is superlative, the whitefish being his favourite. He’ll bring in wild sockeye from B.C. in season, and he smokes Arctic char, lake trout and rainbow trout too. “Our fish is smoked in-house, soaked in a family recipe salt brine, dried and then hot smoked with apple wood,” he says. Pure and simple.
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