Food and Drink Spotting. Smoker Bill Casey.

Food and Drink Spotting
Bill Casey.

Shanagarry Smoked Salmon

Lots of big names at the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine last weekend but also some "smaller" names, very important to the local scene. One such is Bill Casey, the man behind Casey’s Fish Products and in particularly the Shanagarry Oak Smoked Organic Irish Salmon.

Came across this quality product a few months back at Pat Short’s Pub in nearby Castlemartyr and took the opportunity to revisit it on a slice of brown bread at Bill’s stall in the Big Shed in Ballymaloe.

The company is a family run business, is based in Shanagarry, and supplies the hotel, restaurant and export markets. The Smoked Salmon is produced using the highest grade Irish organic Salmon, reared in the Atlantic Ocean off the West Coast.

For smoking Bill uses a mixture of oak and beech chippings. “Great attention to detail is paid in the process from salting, washing and smoking, to ensure a uniform and consistent product.”

And, you’ll be glad to know that all pin bones are removed before packing. Apart from salt and smoke, no additives are used in the process.

Contact details

Address: Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork.

Phone: 021-4646955 and 086-6611468.


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Put the 26th May in your diary for a Soul & Seafood Experience: three chefs, outdoor seafood dining and all while listening to the sounds of "Soul Driven" a seven piece soul band from Cork.

Denis Cronin, the pub’s in house cooking guru, will be whipping up his famous Mad Fish Stew. Alongside will be Ted Berner and Ivan Whelan of Wild Side Catering. Expect oysters, mussels, periwinkles and a whole lot more fabulous fishy treats, for you to enjoy.

More info here
From  3 - 7pm, Sunday, 26th May.


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