There are a lot of farmed salmons out there in the market some good and some bad, unfortunately the negative ones always tend to makes the spot light while the good ones tend to just get lumped in with the bad. However, here at Groomer’s we want to shine some light on the positive, coming to us in the form of the Scottish Loch Duart Salmon. Farmed out of the Eddrachillies Bay, the Loch Duart company has gone to some pretty substantial lengths to produce quality salmon in a sustainable fashion. Loch Duart practices what’s known as “integrated multi-trophic aquaculture” by growing native sea urchins and seaweed onsite which creates a more natural ecology and “nutrient balancing.” What people will probably enjoy most is that there are no chemical anti-fouling treatments on nets or moorings and fish are reared without hormones, antibiotics, growth promoters, grow-lights or GMOs. What I personally like is that they hand feed their salmon, causing them to grow slower which results in a lower fat content than industrial salmon, and a better tasting fish. The high quality meat is absolutely perfect on the grill either wood planked or straight on the cooking grates, these buttery salmon fillets can also be sauteed, broiled, baked, poached, or even smoked to create the dish of your liking. Experience the difference for yourself on your next visit to Groomer’s, you won’t be disappointed.
-by Blake Groomer