Karla’s Smokehouse is an Oregon Coast treasure, located in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Karla and her crew of fish smokers make the Best smoked salmon available as well as so many other delicious treats. Driving North on the Oregon Coast Highway make sure to stop at Karla’s, “If they are open“.
Karla not only makes amazing smoked salmon recipes like Garlic & Herb and Black Pepper, there is usually some additional tasty treats on the counter that are always worth trying such as smoked oysters, smoked black cod, smoked albacore tuna and if you are lucky there might be some smoked tuna belly or even smoked salmon bones which are a joy to pick through with a fork. The fish that has been prepared that day is usually just laid out on the front counter on trays with labels and prices for you to select the pieces that fit your needs. Available in the refrigerated counter is packaged fish that are great for gifts. Also available in the cold counter is occasional smoked bacon and smoked salmon prepared items such as a cream cheese mixed with smoked salmon for spreading on a bagel for breakfast.
Karla doesn’t keep all of the special seasonings and flavors a secret like so many food companies, Karla has put it all down on paper and made it available for you with her book. The book is full of history, smoking tips and techniques; which include easy to view picture diagrams with instructions that are step by step details on how to prepare a fish fillet or process any other great tasting fish and all the recipe secrets and smoking tricks to help you smoke fish the Karla way. There are lots of recipes to get you on the right path, but you can also just call for a preorder and get your Karla’s Smokehouse smoked salmon. Check out the website for details and always call ahead to see the hours of business usually focused around the weekend such as Friday and Saturday. http://karlassmokehouse.com/