With almost a quarter of the nation not knowing how to cook and prepare fish, the Saucy Fish Co says that it offers a stress-free solution to get fish into your diet. Their existing range of raw fish comes alongside a sauce and clear instructions on how to cook it. And for summer, they've launched a range of cooked salmon products that they say are great for eating with salads or for picnics.
Some of them I tried were very unusual (at least for me). The maple dressing was sweet which I thought was a bit weird alongside salmon, but out of the four I tried, this was the one the girls liked the most. The sweet chilli salmon with the chilli and tomato chutney was by far my favourite - a hum of heat and the rich chutney paired well with the marinated fish. The steamed salmon with lime and coriander dressing was zesty and cut through the richness of the salmon really well. And with the roasted lemon and herb salmon, which came with a lemon and dill mayonnaise, I made a salad. To be honest, this was my least favourite: the herbs tasted sweet with the fish and I preferred it without the mayonnaise, which I felt wasn't really needed with all those herbs already on it.
I'm not a huge fan of eating cold fish just as it is but you could also flake it up and fill sandwiches with it, break it up into tarts (like this one) or make salmon paté, like I did (below).
I think the range will save people time and it makes a handy option for adding to recipes, saving you having to cook the fish first - and the bonus is that it comes with all the herbs and spices already on it. The flavours tasted fresh, although many of them were quite sweet. I'd probably use them again, but not to eat as they are. The flavours and different varieties of salmon are great to experiment with, saving you having to cook the fish first - in tarts, salads and patés, like this one...
Instant Sweet Chilli Salmon Paté
This paté takes just a couple of minutes to blitz together. The sweet chilli salmon gives a gentle heat while the lime and coriander add fragrance and freshness.
100g soft cheese (I used Philadelphia)
100g cooked, sweet chilli-flavoured salmon fillet, bones and skin removed (I used The Saucy Fish Co Roasted Sweet Chilli Salmon Fillets)
2 tbsp coriander leaves
juice of half a lime
pinch of sea salt