Throughout history, humans have used their genius to find new methods of food preservation. Freezing, making jam, using vinegar and smoking are just a few examples. In the Northern Iran, smoked fish is very popular.They gut the fish, put them in a pool full of salt for several hours, then Hang them inside a room and smoke them to a golden color. The fish gets rested for two weeks, hanging in a cold, dark room until it’s ready.

In order to serve smoked fish, you should put a small portion of it inside a small clay pot, put the pot on top of steamed rice and steam cook the fish. Steam cooking is the perfect method to serve smoked fish because this helps transfer all the smokey tastes and aromas of the the fish into the rice.

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