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Where can I buy tinned salmon in Stockholm?

Desperately seeking pink salmon in a tin can

elisirdamore
post 23.May.2016, 06:57 PM
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Help! I have tried umpteen supermarkets - ICA, COOP, LIDL, WILLYS etc and I cannot find any tinned pink / redsalmon ANYWHERE in Stockholm. Do Swedes not like it? They don't import it? Has anybody found some? I will go anywhere in and around Stockholm!
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skogsbo
post 24.May.2016, 08:04 AM
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QUOTE (elisirdamore @ 23.May.2016, 06:57 PM) *
Help! I have tried umpteen supermarkets - ICA, COOP, LIDL, WILLYS etc and I cannot find any tinned pink / redsalmon ANYWHERE in Stockholm. Do Swedes not like it? They don& ... (show full quote)

people only put food in tins to preserve it for a long time, it's not through choice as it kills the flavour and nutrition. Why would any one can a food, when you can buy it fresh.
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Hisingen
post 24.May.2016, 09:20 AM
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With a whole fresh side of salmon, or as salmon cutlets, currently at around 99:- kg who in their right mind in all honesty would go for the tinned stuff?
OK - so if it is all you are used to, but the fresh fish is available on both sides of Sweden, and you can grill, fry, boil, or 'grava' it to your heart's content, and it is unsurpassed.
Forget John West and his tinned stuff. Go for the real salmon - you will find yourself loving it, believe me.
It is s-o-o-o much better.

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Emerentia
post 24.May.2016, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE (elisirdamore @ 23.May.2016, 05:57 PM) *
Help! I have tried umpteen supermarkets - ICA, COOP, LIDL, WILLYS etc and I cannot find any tinned pink / redsalmon ANYWHERE in Stockholm. Do Swedes not like it? They don& ... (show full quote)


No, I've never seen salmon in a tin can in Sweden (well, it exists in cat food, but I guess that's not what you're looking for). The fish Swedes eat from tinned cans are tuna, sprats and makarell, salmon is bought either fresh or frozen.

I suggest that you try to find it in some immigrant store, rather than in one of the regular grocery stores that you mention, they might have imported it, but I have no idea if you could find it there.

I've been to stores like Kistagrossen (Kista), Munirs Livs (Skärholmen) and they have all kinds of things that you don't find in a regular Swedish grocery store. Could be worth to give them a call or go there.

QUOTE (Hisingen @ 24.May.2016, 08:20 AM) *
With a whole fresh side of salmon, or as salmon cutlets, at 99:- kg who in their right mind in all honesty would go for the tinned stuff?


Canned food are practical when out camping, sailing or if you are at your cabin, where there is a long way to the closest food store. You don't always have access to a fridge, and fresh fish goes bad pretty quickly, so there is a use for canned food.
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ingen
post 24.May.2016, 09:13 PM
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You can buy Pink Salmon at The English Shop, in Stockholm. http://www.englishshop.se/en/articles/2.66...fic-salmon-213g
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Hisingen
post 24.May.2016, 09:39 PM
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A boat without a fridge, a country cotage without ditto. Hardly, in this day and age of technology. And salted - or gravad lax - does not go off for a day or two at least.
No, you can keep your stuff in tins. Sorry, but that is the way it is.
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elisirdamore
post 24.May.2016, 09:43 PM
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Thanks Ingen, for your helpful advice. That's all I needed. To other contributors - your comments are welcome however for the record I wasn't really seeking opinions on the pros and cons of eating fresh vs tinned salmon. I have my reasons for looking for what I am looking for. One of which is that I find the 'fresh' salmon fillets sold in the supermarkets here, even though they are cheapish, to be not fresh at all. They smell bad, have a slimy sticky texture and bad colour and several times I've thrown them straight in the rubbish as soon as I opened the package due to the off smell.
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Svedallas
post 25.May.2016, 02:28 AM
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This is almost insulting haha! Sweden prides itself for having some of the freshest and best fish in the north. But yet you want fish which has preservatives...AND in a can. Tut tut!

When in Rome.
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