Light, delicious, protein-packed and full of nutrients, from vitamin D3 to Omega 3 – Scottish salmon is perfect for creating dishes that are ideal for summertime. 

To help inspire your weekly menu, we wanted to share some of our favourite summer salmon recipes, made using tasty, fresh Scottish salmon.  

From fresh fillets to hot or cold-smoked, salmon is a really versatile food that’s quick and easy to prepare at home, and it works well if you’ve got friends round over the summer holidays. 

Gin and orange glazed salmon with a beetroot and citrus salad 

INGREDIENTS: 

120mls orange juice 

80mls gin 

2 tbsp runny honey 

3 sprigs of thyme 

Salt and pepper 

4 Scottish salmon fillets 

2 oranges, segmented 

400g beetroot, cooked and peeled and cut into cubes 

2tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

For the sauce: 

2 tbsp creamed horseradish sauce 

1 tbsp orange juice 

4 tbsp crème fraîche 

1 tsp Dijon mustard 

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

1 tbsp finely sliced chives 

To garnish: 

pea shoots

METHOD: 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/185479359?h=cee7a25b4f
Gin & Orange Glazed Salmon recipe video

Smoked salmon with cucumber pickle bruschetta 

INGREDIENTS: 

1 medium cucumber 

3 tbsp white wine vinegar 

1 ½ tsp caster sugar 

Salt and pepper 

1 tsp poppy seeds 

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

Bruschetta: 

12 slices of Baguette cut on a slant 

3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil 

250g smoked Scottish salmon 

150mls crème fraiche 

Garnish: 

Chopped fresh dill 
 

METHOD: 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/189930984?h=10d30d6e07
Smoked salmon with cucumber pickle bruschetta recipe video

Oven baked whole salmon with tomatoes 
 

INGREDIENTS: 

1 whole gutted Scottish salmon, weighing about 3.5kg 

Vegetable oil for greasing 

Sprigs of parsley 

1 sliced onion 

2 bay leaves 

Sprigs of dill 

1 lemon, sliced 

Salt and pepper 

150mls white wine 

For the Tomato Salsa: 

6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

1 red onion, finely chopped 

1 red chilli, finely chopped 

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 

750g fresh plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped 

3 tbsp chopped fresh mint 

To garnish: 

Rocket leaves 

METHOD:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/189931665?h=fe9915ecbe
Oven baked whole salmon with tomatoes

Marinated salmon kebabs with fried rice and a peanut curry sauce 

INGREDIENTS: 

1 Lime 

35ml Soya sauce 

3.5g Curcuma 

10g Brown sugar 

3.5g Espelette pepper 

3.5g Ground coriander 

Zest of 1 lime 

Drizzle of olive oil 

2 Spring onions 

30g Butter 
 

200g Basmati rice 

2 Green cardamon seeds 

135ml Peanut oil 

3.5g Green curry paste 

135ml coconut milk 

135ml Lime juice 

6.5g Brown sugar 

35ml Soya sauce 

130g Peanut butter 

METHOD: 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/338187864?h=bfe3d059f4
Marinated salmon kebabs with fried rice and a peanut curry sauce 

Want to learn to cook more Scottish salmon recipes that are also super healthy to include in your diet? Read our blog on healthy salmon recipes here