Downeast shop perfecting the art of smoked salmon

12:52 PM, Feb 19, 2014   |    comments
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HANCOCK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Seafood, it's a favorite with locals and a product that drives the economy of many coastal towns. Smoked Salmon isn't necessarily at the top of that list, but the Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse in Hancock, Maine is doing it's best to put it there.  

The Smokehouse started operation out of a barn 21 years ago. In that time, founder, Joel Frantzman, has grown the businesses that sends fresh seafood to customers all over the country. Leslie Harlow, who has helped in the process couldn't be prouder of their product.   

"Everything's smoked and everything is ready to eat so it's a food that you don't have to go home and figure out how to cook it. You just want to go home and figure out how you can be creative with it," said Harlow.  

All of Sullivan's products are smoked to perfection for 8 hours in a kiln operated by smoker, Jamie Young. A process his friends and family appreciate as much as anyone else.  

"They love the texture," said Young. "They love that it has just the right amount of smokiness in it."  

Since starting operation, the smokehouse has received numerous awards. It's new Tequila Infused Salmon was received well at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco this year. You don't have to go that far to realize how good the salmon is according to Jeff Dow of Ellsworth who's been a loyal customer for years.  

"Obviously I keep coming back for more," said Dow. "I call ahead and make sure they have it and the whole works. I think it's excellent stuff and good for you."  

If you'd like to order some of your own smoked salmon, you can visit their website at, or pay the shop a visit on Route 1 in Hancock.    


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