Eat like royalty with King salmon

25th November 2021 | Eativity editors
King salmon recipes

There’s not much appeal to being a royal these days. What with all that smiling and waving, the endless boring public engagements and the constant hounding by paparazzi, it actually sounds pretty exhausting. But that doesn’t mean we common folk wouldn’t occasionally enjoy a little royal treatment in our own lives. For instance, who wouldn’t want to dine like a monarch? Well, thanks to us, you can. While we can’t supply the large amounts of silverware or the butlers, we can offer some meals fit for a king or queen. Without the hefty price tag, of course. Hence, we bring you these King salmon recipes courtesy of Regal Salmon.

King salmon

It’s royally good

According to the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s GoodFish sustainable seafood guide, King salmon is a better choice than Atlantic salmon. Farming of Atlantic salmon has caused significant environmental damage, whereas farming King salmon has been found to have minimal impact. King salmon also contains the highest oil content of all salmon species. This means it’s a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, which you need for a healthy brain and heart. Omega-3s may also help to reduce the risk of depression.

But that’s not the only nutritional plus. Much like a royal wedding, the health benefits of salmon just keep on going. It’s loaded with protein for muscle and bone strength, B vitamins for energy, potassium for healthy blood pressure and selenium for bone and thyroid health. It also contains an antioxidant known as astaxanthin. This doesn’t just give salmon its lovely pink-orange hue; it also lowers the risk of heart disease by boosting good cholesterol levels while reducing the bad. Astaxanthin is also linked with healthier skin and joints.

So, while you’re enjoying a decadent salmon dish or two, such as the ones featured below, you’ll also be doing your body a huge favour. And if it pleases your majesty, for an added royal touch, only speak to the person on your right for the first course, then switch to your left for the next. A nice set of pearls probably wouldn’t go astray, either.

King salmon breakfast bagel platter

Salmon breakfast bagel platter

Recipe courtesy of Regal Salmon
Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 6-10 minutes

You’ll need:

4 eggs
350g cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 tbsp horseradish
6 bagels, halved and toasted
1 avocado, sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
4 snack-sized cucumbers (like Qukes), thinly sliced
4 radishes, sliced
2 lemons, cut into wedges
2 tbsp capers
150g Regal Beech Wood Roasted Salmon
2 x 100g Regal Beech Wood Smoked Salmon Slices
Sea salt and cracked pepper

Method:

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add eggs, cook for 6 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Drain, place in a bowl of lukewarm water. Once cool enough, peel and slice in half.

2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, chives, dill and horseradish. Season to taste.

3. Toast your bagels. Place them artfully on a serving platter along with the cream cheese, eggs and all other remaining ingredients.

Smoked king salmon, sesame & avocado salad

Smoked salmon, sesame & avocado salad

Recipe courtesy of Regal Salmon
Serves 2
Prep time 15 minutes

You’ll need:

1 head cos lettuce, roughly torn
1 head radicchio, roughly torn 
2 spring onions, chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1 avocado, sliced
100g Regal Beech Wood Smoked Salmon

For the dressing:

3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp tamari

Method:

1. Prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl add the lettuce, radicchio, cucumber, spring onion and sesame seeds. Pour over the dressing and toss to combine. Place in a serving dish.

3. Top salad with avocado and salmon, and sprinkle with extra sesame seeds to serve.

Smoked king salmon puff pastry tarts

Smoked salmon puff pastry tarts

Recipe courtesy of Regal Salmon
Serves 6
Prep time 30 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes

You’ll need:

1 red onion, finely sliced
½ cup apple cider or white vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg, whisked
500g flaky pastry
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
350g cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp grated horseradish
1 tbsp each of chopped fresh chives and chopped fresh dill
Salt and cracked pepper
2x 100g Regal Beech Wood Smoked Salmon Slices

Method:

1. Place the vinegar, sugar and salt in a saucepan and simmer until sugar and salt have dissolved. Remove from heat, add the onions and set aside for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 200°C regular bake and line a baking tray.

3. Cut pastry into 6 even rectangles. Run a blunt knife around the edge of the pastry roughly 2cm from the edge to create a border.

4. Brush the whisked egg around the border and top with sesame seeds.

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden and puffed up.

6. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, horseradish and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Smear the cream cheese filling in the centre of each piece of pastry. Top with salmon slices and pickled red onion. Serve with a green salad.

You can find Regal Salmon products at Coles and Harris Farm Markets. For more recipe inspiration, as well prepping and cooking tips, click here.