Norway – home to clear, pure, ice cold, sparkling waters surrounded by majestic mountains with waterfalls and glaciers – also home to the Norwegian fjord trout fish. The only saltwater trout in the world that has the benefit of a unique environment, a mix of seawater and pure glacial water melting into the fjord.
Norway has a great environment for aquaculture and fish-farming, thanks to their long and vast coastline, deep fjords and of course clear and pure water. Responsibly farmed, the fjord trout are fed a nutritious diet to help them develop slowly.
Norwegian fjord trout – Purity on a plate
The vibrant orange coloured flesh has a firm texture and delicate flavour. Perfect for raw dishes like sushi and sashimi. Since all of the fat is stored in the belly this oily fish is very lean the perfect choice for the health conscious. Naturally high in omega 3 and essential vitamins, it is a great source of healthy protein.
At an event in London, unveiling this beautiful fish to the U.K audience Brand Ambassador Chef Daniel Galmiche. explained exactly why it is that he is so passionate about the fresh taste of fjord trout. He demonstrated simple recipes which allow for the fresh taste of the fjord taste to shine through. He also shared some expert tips on how best to pan fry this fish and add in ingredients that enhance the inherent great taste of this oily fish.
I sampled some delicious recipe combinations while Chef Galmiche explained the fjord trout is farmed sustainably thanks to centuries of learning and adherence to the world best aquaculture practices.
To sample the very best of seasfood from Norway, one doesn’t need to venture too far, as Tesco will now be stocking this healthy fish at their counters. The beautiful marbled red flesh is suited well for marinating, curing, smoking and pan frying.
To keep the party going, there was a beautiful bar area set up at the launch event, a refreshing elderflower presse’ made for a great accompaniment to the freshly prepared starters.
Norwegian Fjords Trout lets you get a Taste of the glaciers straight from the Cold, Clear and spring Norwegian Fjords onto your plate. Ready in minutes, enjoy the fjord trout grilled to enchance it’s flavours or bake with fragrant herbs and finish with citrus notes or simply serve marinated as a ceviche. Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, celebrate the arrival of this new and healthy oily fish to the U.K by creating some magic in your kitchen.
Where to buy: At select Tesco fish counters at an estimated price of £12.50 per kilo.