Taste of Sydney this year was just huge and I got stuck at some really good stations, trying out all the great things they had to offer. The problem with this though was that there was much I didn't have time to sample. Also I got easily distracted by shiny things and flashing lights, so bouncing around like a moth from light bulb to light bulb I missed a lot of stores that way too. Reading all the great reviews from other bloggers of the things I missed doesn't help reduce the feelings of regret, but samples from the kind people at Pead PR does, as missing out on New Zealand Regal King Salmon was one of those regrets. Well not anymore.
Smoked Salmon Pastrami. What is there not to love about those words. Sustainably farmed king salmon, cold smoked and encrusted with a mixture of cracked peppers.
These king salmon are raised in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds.
Welcome to flavour country.
Opening the pack to see the delicately sliced pieces of smoked salmon I was impressed at how well the peppercorn crust remained intact. So what to do with these slivers of goodness? Well the serving suggestion on the pack looked tasty and I pretty much had all the ingredients so smoked salmon pastrami rolls it is!
Red capsicum, avocado and cream cheese spiked with lemon juice and dill. A truly classy combination. Best served at room temperature.
I left some slices of the smoked salmon pastrami as they were so we could appreciate the flavour of the product itself. And appreciate it we did. Unlike some smoked salmons out there this stuff wasn't greasy and was not too salty so the salmon flavour is leading the charge to your taste buds followed closely by the cracked pepper that really does make you reminisce of a deli meat, like a good American styled pastrami and mustard on rye.
Now to hunt begins for their teriyaki salmon kebabs.
RRP $12.95 for 200g smoked salmon pastrami at time of writing.