Norwegian Salmon Competition

Given how much I love salmon, it’s a glaring omission that I’ve not yet shared any recipes here for cooking with this beautiful and popular fish. I am vowing to rectify this as soon as possible!

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Norwegian salmon images from Shutterstock

I’ve recently had my eyes opened to the quality of Norwegian salmon, a fish that is abundant in the cold, clear waters off Norway. It has smooth, red flesh and a rich, fresh flavour, it turns a pretty delicate pink colour when cooked and the well-defined flakes fall apart easily. It’s perfect to enjoy in hot dishes and cold in summer salads. It’s also often described as one of the superfoods – this oily fish is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and vitamins A and D – so is a healthy as well as tasty choice.

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Look for the NORGE logo on pre-packed Norwegian salmon in Morrisons this month. This logo is a guarantee that the product is of Norwegian origin and can only be used on products caught, farmed and processed in Norway and on licenced products in foreign markets.


It is also comforting to know that Norway is considered to have one of the most responsible fishing industries in the world. In 2007 an independent research institute carried out a survey of the ways in which fishing nations are dealing with the challenges presented by illegal fishing and unregistered and unreported fish, as well as the United Nation’s rules of governance pertaining to responsible fishing practice (the FAO Code of Conduct). This detailed analysis concluded that Norway is a world leader in fishing management. In assessing the extent to which different countries are acting in accordance with the UN’s Code of Conduct for responsible fishing management, Norway ranks top followed by the USA, Canada, Australia and Iceland.



Kavey Eats and the Norwegian Seafood Council are offering one reader of Kavey Eats a hardback copy of Signe Johansen’s book Scandilicious, Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking and a £25 Morrisons voucher. The prize includes delivery within the UK.


You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment Leave a comment below, sharing your favourite way to eat salmon.

Entry 2 – Facebook Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

Entry 3 – Twitter Follow @Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win £25 Morrisons vouchers + a copy of Scandilicious from @norwayseafood and Kavey Eats! #KaveyEatsSalmon
(Do not add my twitter handle into the tweet; I track entries using the competition hash tag. And please don’t leave a blog comment about your tweet either, thanks!)


  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 22nd August, 2014.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Where prizes are provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The prize is a hardback copy of Signe Johansen’s book, Scandilicious and a £25 Morrisons voucher. It includes free delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize is offered and provided by the Norwegian Seafood Council.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You may enter all three ways but do not have to do so for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winner will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received from a winner within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Kavey Eats received a Morrisons voucher from the Norwegian Seafood Council.

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120 Comments to "Norwegian Salmon Competition"

  1. NickyB

    It’s got to be gravadlax with sashimi running a close second. My husband makes his own gravadlax and it is utterly gorgeous 🙂

  2. Jacquie Myers

    Mmm, definitely Japanese style, either roasted with a miso paste crust or straight up sashimi

  3. Cat Black

    Slathered in a marinade made with miso paste, mirin, sake, a touch of sugar and something sharp and fresh like lime. Then popped under a grill until it bubbles and blackens and caramelises just so, with the fish only just cooked underneath. An asian cucumber salad on the side. Fresh, tender, hot, cool, spicy and mellow too. Yum.

  4. Tracy Nixon

    Ooooh I love salmon, especially salmon steaks wrapped in foil and cooked on the bbq! Served with salad and new potatoes!

  5. kellyjo walters

    Salmon panfried with honey and soy sauce.. served with salad and cous cous

  6. Gill

    We eat a lot of salmon, it is the childrens favourite fish.
    Some of the ways we like are:
    smoked, on toasted bagels with cream cheese
    with smoked cod and shrimps in traditional fish pie
    butter steamed with scalloped potatoes or rice
    in a thai style stirfry with vegetables and noodles
    in a creamy carbonara style sauce (using smoked salmon instead of bacon) with tagliatelli.
    smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast.
    We just love salmon!

  7. Susan Elai Carter

    The favourite way for Salmon in our house is stir fried with Spring onions and ginger.

  8. kaveyeats

    Yes I loved the skrei and was accidentally sent more of it than expected so had several kilos in the freezer, we’ve been gradually enjoying eating that too.

  9. Nicola

    I have liked your page and would love to learn some of these recipes, yummy. Nicola McNeil

  10. angela sandhu

    I dont really like salmon, but am always willing to try new ways of cooking it to change my mind

  11. Claire Farley

    I love my Salmon served with a beautiful Avocado salad and a lemon dressing – Facebook liked and Twitter followed

  12. Tina Massue

    Salmon with lemony bread crumb topping served with wild mushroom cous cous x

  13. ValB

    Cooked very simply in a frying pan with a little butter and oil and some chopped coriander

  14. Anna Maria Tuckett

    I love salmon in general, but my favourite way is encroute with white sauce.

  15. Jane Willis

    I like it simply poached, with asparagus, new potatoes and a dollop of hollandaise sauce. And I’m sorry but I’m snorting with laughter at the name of your lovely spammer, “Cartier Bracelet”!

  16. Hester McQueen

    Our household loves salmon! Usually in a foil parcel with lemon slices, butter, fresh herbs and seasoning, in a water bath in the oven.

  17. Eleanor Barley

    I love smoked salmon salad, or smoked salmon and cream cheese in a brioche bun!

  18. Katherine L

    I love grilling salmon with skin on, topped with flaked chillis, lemon, parsley, garlic and olive oil!

  19. Emily Knight

    I make a Salmon Wellington – a salmon fillet topped with a mixture of chopped smoked salmon, cream cheese and lime juice, wrapped up in puff pastry!

  20. Laura F

    I liked to put butteron a salmon fillet with some cracked black pepper – wrap it in tin foil and pop it in the over at 180 for 20mins.


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