Salmon is a much loved fish due to its versatility, natural flavour and health benefits


Our salmon

Salmon is a source of multiple essential nutrients,
including omega-3 which is important for heart health
and vitamin D which is great for your bones,
teeth and muscles. 

This beautifully pink fish is a great basis for numerous meals; as simple or as ambitious as you like. The firm, rich texture makes it a favourite fish in its many forms;
whole, fillets and smoked.

How to cook salmon

Salmon is as quick and easy to cook as it is to devour. Here are four simple methods to make a speedy salmon supper



The key to well-grilled salmon is ensuring the skin is crispy. Pat the fillets dry and brush them with a little olive oil. Place them skin side up under a medium-hot preheated grill, and cook for 3 - 5 minutes on each side.



Poaching on the hub or in the oven keeps fish moist and tender. It’s also a great way for fish to absorb flavours. Submerge the salmon fillets in a shallow pot of boiling water, simmer for 10-12 minutes. 


Pan fry

A speedy option for salmon fillets; heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a knob of butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry fillets for 4 minutes on each side until cooked.



Roasting is an option best left for whole fillets on a leisurely afternoon. Allow 30 minutes per 1.5 kg to cook a whole fillet. Roast the fish
at 160ºC , gas mark 4.


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How to add flavour
Grilled salmon fillets work well with Asian style seasoning 
such as sweet chilli, tamarind, ginger and honey. 
Sweet glazes are simple to make and can be used as marinade, 
like in our roast salmon with soy, orange & chilli recipe.

Rich, creamy wine sauces, herb infused butter, pesto or arrabiata style tomato sauces also work well with salmon. But of course you can keep things simple with a generous squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt. 


Try some of our delicious salmon dishes, helping you to reach your weekly omega 3 requirements


Wine pairing


Our fisheries have sustainability at its heart, making Waitrose & Partners salmon a responsible and delicious choice.


Farmed salmon

Waitrose & Partners requires all its farmed salmon suppliers to take rigorous non-lethal measures to deter predators. Our farmed salmon is from a small group of carefully selected farms based in the Shetland Islands,
Orkney Islands and the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Wild salmon

Our wild Alaskan salmon is in season from May to September and prized for its beautiful red flesh. Caught in the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, Waitrose 1 Wild Alaskan Sockeye salmon has an unrivalled intense taste and meaty texture due to its natural marine diet and its journey from the ocean to freshwater lakes.