Regal King Salmon Flavour Profiles - Which Have You Tried?

11 Nov 2020

On its own, Regal King Salmon is a delicious dining experience. The gorgeous orange colour captures your first sense: sight. As the salmon travels to your mouth, your next sense is activated: smell. It’s fresh, reminiscent of the cool, clean deep seawater from where the salmon is raised. Finally, comes the most important sense: taste. The velvety, buttery texture of our  salmon melts in your mouth bite after bite.

That’s just our Regal King Salmon on its own. It also pairs perfectly with so many other zesty flavours and delicious herbs and spices that will tantalise your senses even more. 

In this blog, we explore some delicious flavour profiles and share some of our favourite recipes so you can bring them to life and taste them for yourself.

Cold Smoked Salmon Profiles 

Beech Wood Smoked Salmon

To prepare our Beech Wood flavour, we cure the salmon in a blend of sea salt and brown sugar. We then smoke the salmon over New Zealand beech wood at a low temperature for hours. This produces a light sea salt aroma with a mild and sweet smokiness. Regal Beech Wood Smoked Salmon is super versatile and can be the star of any meal. 

Recipe to try: Coconut-lime Mexican Salmon Platter

Manuka Wood Smoked Salmon 

We cure the salmon with sea salt and brown sugar and smoke it over native New Zealand Manuka wood. Manuka wood is a traditional smoking wood for fish and game meats in New Zealand. You’ll get a beautifully rich, smoky flavour profile. It’s a classic Kiwi flavour that can go great in all your favourite meals. 

Recipe to try: Vietnamese Coconut Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

NEW Maple Wood Smoked Salmon 

Maple, our newest range, has a fabulously aromatic flavour. Cured with premium sea salt and smoked over Maple woods, you’ll taste a subtly sweet and smoky Maple flavour. The Maple flavour is poised to be the real stand-out-star of your next platter, tart or favourite meal.

Recipe to try: Regal Maple Salmon Loaded Flatbreads  

Wood Roasted Salmon Profiles

Beech Wood Roasted Salmon

Our Beech Wood flavour is also available in our Wood Roasted range. It has similar tasting notes, but is more flakey in texture and delivers a more buttery taste. Beech Wood goes excellently in everything from sandwiches to salads. 

Recipe to try: San Francisco Sourdough Salmon Melt

Mixed Pepper & Spices Wood Roasted Salmon  

We mix the salmon with a blend of pepper, sea salt and spices before slowly roasting over aromatic wood. The process produces a gorgeous golden exterior that flakes away to reveal the soft orange-pink salmon. The pepper flavour is just the kick many of your meals are looking for. 

Recipe to try: Wood Roasted Salmon, Caper & Sourdough Crumb Spaghetti

Sweet Chilli & Lime Wood Roasted Salmon

Our Thai inspired salmon flavour is sprinkled with a blend of sweet chillies and lime. It’s then roasted over aromatic wood so it picks up that fragrant fusion of smoky and spicy flavours. Sweet Chilli and Lime is an easy way to enhance the flavour of your Asian inspired meals.   

Recipe to try: Wood Roasted Smoked Salmon Rice Paper Rolls

NEW Double Maple Wood Roasted Salmon

The Wood Roasted product of our new Maple range is called Double Maple as it’s first infused with Maple flavour before it’s smoked over Maple woods. You’ll taste a medium smoke with a slight sweetness. You’ll find that Double Maple is the perfect addition to your holiday meals or is a great addition to most breakfast dishes and platters. 

Recipe to try: Regal Maple Wood Roast Salmon with Scrambled Eggs & Avocado

Double Manuka Wood Roasted Salmon

Drizzled with a Manuka honey glaze and then slowly roasted over Manuka wood, the Double Manuka Wood Roasted Salmon is a sweet sensation. The salmon maintains its luxuriously buttery taste whether it’s prepared hot or cold. Enjoy Double Manuka in your favourite pizzas, pastas or salads. 

Recipe to try: Smoked Salmon Tom Yum Pizza

Have you sampled all of our flavours? Head to your nearest supermarket and try a new flavour of our delicious Regal Marlborough King Salmon for your next meal!