Distinctive and delicious, salmon has long been ubiquitous on the majority of menus, not to mention a staple in cuisines around the world. As an ingredient it offers great versatility; served raw as delicate sashimi, smoked with a variety of aromas, vividly cured, gently poached, roasted, fried - there are a whole host of preparations for the fish, with chefs creating new methods all the time.
This collection of salmon recipes contains some great inspiration to reinvent the fish you thought you knew so well. Anna Hansen cures the fish in beetroot and liquorice in her striking Salmon gravlax recipe, demonstrating that curing fish, while time consuming, is perfectly accessible to the home cook. For an easy summer starter recipe try Vivek Singh’s Salmon, tuna and mango ceviche, an incredibly fresh dish which is very quick to prepare.
For those who prefer their fish to be cooked using more traditional methods, try Josh Eggleton’s easy Salmon en papillote recipe. Tom Aikens’ healthy Salmon salad recipe, where the fish is cooked in a fragrant poaching liquid and served with a stunning watercress salad, is a wonderful option, too, for a light summer supper.
If catering for a larger group of people a whole salmon recipe can be a wonderful talking point, especially if served at the centre of the table. Galton Blackiston’s Baked salmon recipe is cooked encased in a salted crust which is removed before serving, revealing the perfectly pink, moist fish underneath.