Scottish salmon was given the thumbs up at last week’s 75th Royal Highland Show. Samples of the country’s no 1 export were enjoyed by hundreds of show visitors to the Scottish Salmon Producers stand in the ‘Scotland’s Larder Live’ pavillion. And, with the show being the only Scottish food event that links the farmer and the food producer, it was a great opportunity for Scotland’s salmon farmers to showcase their superior quality fish and to tell visitors about salmon farming.
There was a new recipe booklet, Essential Scottish Salmon Recipes produced by Scottish Salmon Producers and some of the super tasty, healthy recipes were cooked up on stand for visitors to enjoy. These included ‘Honey and Ginger Thai Style Scottish Salmon’, ‘Sticky Scottish Salmon Kebabs and Barbecued Scottish Salmon With Noodles.
Along with ideas for meals, early visitors to the stand were treated to some breakfast samples of Scottish smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and a hot smoked salmon and red pepper frittata.
Canapes and main dishes were on offer, each showing how versatile Scottish Salmon is to cook with and how it adapts to so many different flavours and cuisines.
This variety of dishes shows that Scottish salmon is definitely a fish for everyday cooking and not only does it taste good, it is good for your health. Did you know?
- Scottish salmon is a rich source of long chain Omega 3 fatty acids (EHA and DPA) not to mention protein and vitamins. All great news for a healthy diet from babyhood to senior years.
- Omega 3s (EPA and DHA) have anti inflammatory properties that may reduce joint stiffness and pain caused by arthritis
- Fish gives you brains. Exciting research suggests that Omega 3s are important for children’s improved learning and concentration.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting more of the recipes we cooked at Royal Highland Show, meantime,why not pop some Scottish salmon in your shopping basket and make a start on cooking up some of the delicious dishes in the new recipe booklet, Essential Scottish Salmon Recipes .
More information on Scottish Salmon and the Scottish salmon farmers they represent can be found at Scottish Salmon Producers