The Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon has won a prestigious Great British Food Awards 2021 for Best Smoked Fish & Seafood.
The Great British Food Awards celebrate the very best of British artisanal produce in the food and drinks industry, revealing this year’s winners on 29 October. The competition is highly regarded and the judging panel comprising of some of the most acclaimed chefs, food critics and influencers in the country.
Unrivalled in quality and coveted by top chefs worldwide, Native Hebridean Salmon descends from the wild salmon of rugged and remote North Uist and is raised exclusively in the Hebrides, fully traceable to the islands. The award-winning fish is a result of a unique brood stock program spanning more than a decade.
It is then hand cured and smoked by SSC at its Harris & Lewis Smokehouse in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in pebble-lined kilns with wood shavings from aged Scotch whisky barrels and has a firm texture and outstanding sea-fresh flavour.
Chef Jack Stein said:
“My winner is the Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon.
“There were some strong contenders for the number one spot and it was hard to call, but when it came down to it, this just had the best flavours.
“Being bred from wild island salmon gives this fish such a lovely texture. I thought the flavours were great, really good seasoning and really well smoked with a good smoke ring.
“The packaging was very classy. For me, this was the perfect smoked salmon. I could have happily eaten a whole fish!”
Su Cox, Communications and Business Development Director at The Scottish Salmon Company, said:
“We are dedicated to producing the finest quality Scottish Salmon, and Chef Jack Stein’s comments are a real testament to this.
“Having only launched our online shop earlier this year,
it’s great to see our Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon win such a