Smelt

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Species Name:
Osmerus mordax
Sustainability Rating:

YellowYellow – Good Alternative

What:

Think of smelt as tasty freshwater sardines!

When:
Available Year-Round
Where/How:

Where – Canada, USA

How – Wild Caught/Gillnet, Trawl

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsThese frozen smelt have a delicate sweet taste and range from 3 – 5”. They come packed in 11/1# units.

For Your Menu

MenuDelicious deep fried, some call them “fries with eyes”!

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffLet your customers know this is a fun treat – smelt isn’t very common – but it’s a delicious fish!


For Your Retail Display

Retail Keep these fish frozen – but make sure your customers know you carry them – they do have a cult following!