I could clearly see the top two packages were tail and collar, and assumed the third package in the back was the same. But when I dug it out I found it was filled with rough cuts of salmon filets. While trimming the whole fish into nice, square portions, they had collected up all the odd, angular bits and bagged them up. Now this was a bargain at $10/lb! I scooped them up.
To "pot" something, as in potted meats, potted fish, or the classic Lancashire potted shrimps, just means to seal it up in a pot. It's similar to rillettes or a confit, in that the meat is cooked down, then sealed with a layer of fat, but usually doesn't involve as long of a cooking process (and thus also does not last as long as rillettes or a confit).
|Potted Salmon in Jar