Smoked Scottish salmon for Christmas: Native Hebridean competition and recipe ideas

Christmas is the time for indulgence, and a side of fine smoked Scottish salmon is the perfect pairing for Christmas or New Year. Here’s how you could win this tasty dish.

Win a side of Smoked Scottish salmon and try these amazing recipes for salmon inspiration
Win a side of Smoked Scottish salmon and try these amazing recipes for salmon inspiration

We’ve teamed up with Native Hebridean, who farm in the rugged seas off the West Coast of Scotland and Outer Hebrides, to offer one lucky Scotsman reader the chance to win this amazing prize – a whole side of Native Hebridean smoked salmon for your festive table.

Even if you are not the lucky winner, we’ve got some salmon recipes to tickle your tastebuds and show you how fine Scottish produce, , can make your money for further this festive season.

This would be the perfect dish for any festive table

What makes this salmon so good?

You know you are on to a winner when someone as well thought of as chef Jack Stein, winner of a prestigious Great British Food Award in 2021, calls it the ‘perfect smoked salmon’. The fresh fillets are hand cured using traditional island recipes and gives a lovely texture, says Jack.

He’s not the only award winner. The Native Hebridean salmon has picked up its own awards, and it’s not hard to see why. Hand-cured by artisan smokers with the minimum of intervention, then finished in traditional pebble lined kilns using wood shavings from aged Scotch whisky barrels, the resulting smoked salmon is deliciously aromatic and provides a distinctive taste of the Hebrides.

How far does it go?

Try these amazing recipes for smoked salmon inspiration

This side of salmon – 900 grams – will feed a fair number as a main dish, served up as starters or used as an ingredient in recipes. Need inspiration for the day itself and for some tasty extras? What about a toasted croissant with smoked salmon and cream cheese, a smoked salmon, brie and cranberry sandwich with spinach or lovely little smoked salmon tartlets? And if there are still leftovers the next day, try a mouth-watering St Clements smoked salmon risotto, with zesty orange.

Of course, who doesn’t love nibbles? A smoked salmon grazing board with oatcakes, thins, olives, artichokes and sundried tomatoes will be a sure-fire hit with party guests.

Where do I order?

Order online and it’s delivered via Royal Mail 24 service, fresh to your door to be eaten within three days, once opened, if refrigerated, or frozen for up to one month. Click here to buy this tasty side of salmon, or any of the other Hebridean products.

Grace any Christmas table – win a side of Smoked Scottish salmon

How to enter the competition?

One lucky reader will get a side of salmon courtesy of Native Hebridean.

To be in with a chance of winning, click here and answer this simple question.

What island group is the salmon sourced from?

- The Hebrides

- The Shetlands

- The Firth of Clyde

The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on Tuesday, November 29. Terms and conditions apply, and the editor’s decision is final.