Canadian King Salmon

Canadian King Salmon

Canadian King Salmon

Canadian King Salmon is a very coveted ingredient in the culinary world, it is renowned for its buttery and intense flavour. It is worth every penny for the delicious and unique addition to the dinner plate. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Michelin star restaurateur to cook with Canadian King Salmon. Just like other fillets of fish, salmon is approachable, healthy and delicious. 

That free-range, grass-fed, organic beef chuck you find in plastic containers on the supermarket shelf? The green label with the watercolour painted cow is beautiful, but is the process of putting meat on the shelves as beautiful? 

The first step is to know when to use Canadian King Salmon. Just like a precious vanilla bean or a sprinkling of saffron, you want to use King Salmon in a way that will add depth of flavour to the meal, or which will let the taste of the meat shine. If you choose to eat King Salmon on its own, or with light sides, here are some things to consider: 

Be aware of bones: with any fillet of fish, thin, light and tiny bones may still be present. Consider looking through the fillet before you cook it. 

Season lightly: Canadian king salmon is coveted for its flavour, so don’t overdo it! Season lightly with salt, pepper, citrus and a small amount of oil. 

Prevent overcooking: To check if the salmon is cooked, use a fork to gently flake the fish in the thickest part. It should easily separate into flakes and be slightly opaque in the center. You can also use a kitchen thermometer to check it is at food safe temperatures (around 63 degrees celsius). 

Let it rest: Salmon will keep cooking after it is done, so allow it to rest for a few minutes. This also helps the fish retain its juices and ensures a moist and tender texture.

Don’t be scared: Baking is an easy and stress free way to cook, but don’t be afraid to try new styles of cooking like grilling, broiling, or pan-searing. They each serve a different purpose and bring a unique flavour and texture to the fish.

If you’re interested in the health benefits of salmon (including ​​high-quality protein, low saturated fat and high omega-3 fatty acids, and essential nutrients and vitamins like vitamin D and B) but aren’t as into the taste, try taking advantage of the salmon’s buttery flavour in compliment to others, such as in our salmon curry. You can also try it on homemade sushi, or with our new Dough Tribe Pizza Bases for a delicious twist on pizza (such as smoked salmon and avocado pizza).