Trend Alert: Smoking Fish Adds Seasonal FlavorsBy Olga Boikess | November 20, 2013 By Olga Boikess | November 20, 2013
Smoking fish is one of the hottest trends in cool kitchens, as we discovered while cruising the tastings at this year’s Capitol Food Fight, the annual DC Central Kitchen benefit event. Top restaurants were serving smoked fish dishes that piqued our interest to learn more about the age-old techniques involved. We discovered that the chefs use different woods, brines and cold or hot smoking procedures - some harking back to Native American culture - to add delicate flavors to the seafood. Read on to find out how this fish tale plays out in six popular dining destinations.