I was just looking at Russanddaughters.com and was practically drooling on my keyboard. Does anybody know of any places in town that carry pickled or smoked fish in the Jewish / Scandinavian / Eastern European style?
Here's what I've found so far...
Central Market and Whole Foods both carry whole smoked whitefish. I've used them to make whitefish salad, and it turned out well.
That said, sometimes I'm too lazy to pick the meat off of some tiny bones, and luckily CM also has prepared whitefish salad in the deli section. It's not as good as the stuff you'd find in NY, but it does the job just fine!
CM also has rollmops... they're more German, I believe... I've never had them, but I'm definitely interested in trying them sometime.
I'd love to be able to find filets of pickled herring somewhere. With Texas's pretty rich history of European (esp German) settlers, it seems like finding at least something fairly similar around here wouldn't be too hard. I'm open to any suggestions in the area (New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio).
We really could use a good Jewish deli around here... The Kosher Store is the only place I've seen, and they really only sell sandwiches and a few sides. Until a place with more variety shows up, I guess I'll keep staring at the R&D site, dreaming about maybe one day treating myself to some deliciousness via outrageously expensive overnight shipping :/