If you like salmon or trout, this is worth a read.

Find out exactly how fresh and nutritious the salmon you’re eating really is.

Yes, I truly know how delicious raw salmon can taste, but let’s not eat just for the sake of the incredibly satiating sensation salmon has on the taste buds. Let’s take a second look at what awesome benefits salmon might have on our body and health and if we are indeed eating it the most nutritious way.

Let’s first learn about the benefits of certain types of fish, shall we?

Benefits of Norwegian Salmon and Trout

Best to vacuum pack for freezing, says chef Jimmy

Norwegian Salmon and Fjord Trout are harvested out of the cold, clean waters of Norway and within hours are sent for export to more than 100 countries around the world.

Norwegian Salmon is one of the richest sources of Omega 3 fatty acids and a normal meal of 150g of salmon covers a person’s weekly needs of Omega 3, according to the European Food Safety Authority recommendations.  Salmon is also a rich source of iodine, selenium and other key nutrients.

Norwegian Fjord Trout is similar to salmon but its flesh has a deep red-orange colour with white marbling that gives the fillets a luxurious feel. Norwegian Fjord Trout has a remarkably rich flavour, with a pure aftertaste. It has a lustrous and silvery skin like salmon.

Why is fish from Norway so good?

Chef Jimmy showing how to fry the Norwegian fjord trout

Norway has the perfect living conditions for Norwegian Salmon and Fjord Trout, being surrounded by ice-cold waters with fjords stretching deep into its coastline. They are farmed in the ocean, in the pure, cold Norwegian fjords where seawater meets fresh meltwater from the glaciers and snow, in a process meeting the highest standards in regard to environment and sustainability.

Norway is a world-renowned pioneer when it comes to modern trout and salmon farming. Generations of experience with harvesting from the sea, has given Norwegians unique knowledge in what it takes to manage these resources in the right way and deliver fish of the highest quality possible.

Norway is the second largest seafood exporter in the world, and the world’s largest producer of farmed Atlantic Salmon and Fjord Trout. Harvesting from the seas has always been an important part of Norwegian culture and history. In fact, fishing was a vital premise for the first Norwegians being able to settle and live along the cold, windy coastline of this northern country.

For centuries seafood has been both a basic source of food and an important trade for Norway. This has given Norwegians unsurpassed knowledge and experience in every aspect of handling these precious treasures from the sea.

Who is the Norwegian Seafood Council?

Norwegian Salmon and Trout

Chef Jimmy Chok, Norwegian Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset and Jon Erik Steenslid, Diector, South East Asia, Norwegian Seafood Council

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The Norwegian seafood industry finances its activities through fees levied on all exports of Norwegian seafood. NSC is the approval authority for Norwegian seafood exporters.

Headquartered in Tromsø, NSC has presence in major markets around the world aiming to increase the value of Norwegian seafood resources. NSC oversees the administration and use of the trademark “Seafood from Norway”, a joint value for the Norwegian seafood industry. Together with the industry, NSC aims to increase the demand for and consumption of seafood from Norway. For more information, please visit https://en.seafood.no/

Why is the Norwegian Seafood Council important?

Seafood will always be an essential part of our diet. However, consumers today are increasingly focused on the origin of food, how it is produced and how it meets concerns regarding sustainability. Norway was built on its seafood industry, and managing its ocean resources in a sustainable manner.

The new trademark “Seafood from Norway” is addressing these matters, founded on a genuine concern for environment. This trademark is a symbol of origin and quality for all Norwegian seafood, farmed or wild caught in Norway’s cold, clear waters.  Because there is no doubt about it: Origin matters.

Awesome Salmon and Trout Recipes

Norwegian Salmon and Fjord Trout have become very popular in Malaysia as they are such versatile fish to cook, besides being packed with nutrients. Both the fish lend themselves to several cooking styles, both Asian and western, with delicious results.

Ambassador Chef Jimmy explaining about the Norwegian fjord trout

I had the pleasure of having Ambassador Chef Jimmy Chok conducting a cooking class, demonstrating two recipes – Panfried Norwegian Salmon/ Fjord Trout with crushed dill potato, pickled cucumber and lemon mayo, and a Malaysian favourite, Gulai Tumis Norwegian Salmon/Fjord Trout. Recipes are down below, you’re welcome.

Panfried Norwegian Salmon/Fjord Trout, Crushed Dill Potato, Pickled Cucumber, Lemon Mayo


200g Norwegian Salmon/Fjord Trout

Salt, pepper and sugar to taste

1 or 2 Idaho potato, boiled

2 Tbsps olive oil

1 Tbsp butter

1 sprig dill

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 lemon juiced

2 Tbsps mayonnaise

1 lemon juiced and zest


–          Season salmon/trout and pan fry over medium heat till done. Set aside.

–          Crush potato with fork and add olive oil, butter and dill. Season well.

–          Mix cucumber with lemon juice. Season.

–          Mix mayonnaise with lemon juice and zest, season.


Gulai Tumis Norwegian Salmon/Fjord Trout


200g salmon/trout

Salt, pepper and sugar to taste

1 ginger flower or bunga kantan, sliced

50g tamarind

400 ml water


10 dried chillies, soaked in hot water

5 fresh chillies, sliced

1 lemongrass, sliced

1cm turmeric, sliced

5 shallots

3 garlic

1 cm belacan

2 tsps sugar

1 Tbsp oil


–          Blend or grind paste ingredients

–          Heat oil and sauté paste until oil breaks

–          Add tamarind water and simmer for 5 minutes

–          Season mixture, then add fish

–          Cook for 2 minutes, then turn off the heat and add ginger flower


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