Scottish salmon will be in the spotlight next week when the first Scotland’s Salmon Festival takes place in Inverness. Running from 2nd – 5th September, the festival will bring together many of the key organisations from the aquaculture sector and wild fisheries in Scotland.
In addition to the scientific lectures and a student workshop, a wide range of activities are planned including Scotland’s Salmon Festival Fair at Bught Park, Inverness on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September 2015.
The fair will include chef demonstrations in the Marine Harvest Theatre Kitchen on both days at 11.00, 12.30, 2pm and 3.15 and I’ll be on hand chatting to local chef’s Rayne Mulller of Muckrach Country House Hotel, Martin Ewart of Glen Mhor Hotel and Alfie Little from River House Restaurant as they demonstrate a delicious range of salmon recipes. We’ll have lots of tips and encouragement to get more people cooking and eating Scottish salmon.
If you’ve never cooked fish on a BBQ, there will also be a Marine Harvest salmon barbecue where you can see at first hand how easy it is to cook and of course there will be delicious tasters of Scottish salmon to sample.
Scottish salmon is such a versatile fish to cook with and all the recipes and demonstrations will show that it’s 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.
Scotland’s Salmon Festival Fair will be a day out for all the family and alongside the food and cooking demonstrations, you’ll find exhibitions with interactive displays, casting lessons, fly-tying demonstrations, face painting, a patrol boat and a bouncy castle – definitely something for everyone.