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Salmon’s a versatile fish that can work with plenty of different flavours. Compared to other species the salmon has a mild, round rich flavour. It’s one of the reasons children love it and you can choose almost any style of cooking and seasoning with it.

 

Salmon bouillabaisse in a casserole

 

Roasting, broiling or grilling

If you’re grilling then try flavours like chili, ginger, garlic and sesame. If you roast or broil you’ll also want strong seasonings, herbs and vegetables to match the big flavour you’ll get from these ways of cooking. Flavours like lemon and dill work well, as do root vegetables.

Braising or poaching

This tends to produce lighter flavours, so it suits equally delicate herbs and seasonings. It’s a good idea to pair poached or braised salmon with dairy products like sour cream and crème fraîche.

Close up of barbaqued slamon cubes on sticks

Pairing salmon with different flavours

Creamy

yogurt, cream cheese, crème fraîche, butter, coconut milk

Smoky

smoked paprika, cumin, chilis

Fresh

cucumber, asparagus, fresh herbs (like parsley and chives)

Salty

lower-sodium soy sauce, capers, miso, olives

Sweet

mango, bananas, orange juice or zest, honey, brown sugar

Sour

vinegar, (fresh) lemon or lime

Tangy

sesame, spring onion, horseradish, garlic, ginger, mustard

Great flavour combinations

Have fun combining these great flavours with our salmon.

Mustard

Dill

Potato

Bread

Lemon

Leek

Paprika

Mango

Black pepper

Soy sauce

Sesame oil

Chili

Ginger

Egg

Lime

Avocado

Cream

Cucumber

Scallion

Mint

Olive oil

Aspargus

Rice

Apple

Garlic

Pasta

Shallot

Parsley

Caper

Chive

Honey

Pineapple

Pairing salmon with wine

You can bring out the versatile flavours of salmon by pairing it with different wines depending on how it’s served.