Friday, 2 December 2011

The Best Smoked Salmon in London by Hansen and Lydersen


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The Hansen & Lydersen family recipe was devised in 1923 by fishmonger Lyder-Nilsen Lydersen.

Born in 1886, Lyder-Nilsen was a salmon fisherman in Kirkenes , a small town in Norway’s county of Finnmark, situated some 240 miles north of the Arctic Circle. His smoked salmon recipe, using a subtle mixture of juniper and beech woods, turned out a great local success in and around the Varanger Fjord.

His son Leif Lydersen , born in 1916, took over the family business in 1962, teaching his two dauthers Lil and Bodil how to smoke his traditional Kirkenes salmon. The sisters did not carry on with the smoked salmon business. Lil married Hans-Otto Hansen and moved down to the southern city of Stavanger.

It is her son Ole Hansen, who has now brought his great-grandfather’s recipe to London.

 Ole now runs the family smokehouse in Stoke Newington,  North London. True to 4 generations of Hansen and Lydersen craft, he insists in producing his salmon according to the long-standing smoking traditions that have made his family’s success for over 80 years.

Or catch them at BROADWAY MARKET
We spend our Saturdays out at Broadway Market, amidst the vibrant food & drinks, arts & crafts community that makes up some 80 stalls running from the Regent's Canal down to London Fields. You will find their stall at the far end of the market, on the canal side. 

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