Incredible to think that this was once a luxury fish only available to the wealthy.
As wild Salmon stocks decrease, the development of farmed Salmon has not so
much bridged the gap, more like blown it wide open, making it very affordable and
our biggest selling species – by a long, long way!
Available from February through to August, they are firmer, have more flavour, and
in short supply –which is all reflected in the price. Wild fish have been caught as
large as 45kg, but are usually up to around 15kg. Farmed fish range from 2kg to
8kg. Certified organic farmed Salmon is also available on request – wild caught
fish are not classed as organic!
The most popular portion is the suprême – with or without the skin, though steaks
are also widely used and are good value. Salmon can be cooked in most ways,
with a vast array of flavours and recipes. It is also very good eaten cold with a
flavoured mayonnaise, making it a good choice for summer functions.