Great British Food Awards 2021

HIGHLY COMMENDED The Pished Fish, Smoked SalmonGilltong “This gilltongwas a close runner-up and gets honourable mention for being so innovative! This product has created a genuinely interesting and different product fromsalmon. The teriyaki flavouringwas very nice, the right blend of cure and sweetness. It’s not only innovative but fun, and I really like the packaging andmarketing. A really fantastic product and a very close second place.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Loch FyneOysters Ltd, Loch Fyne Bradan Rost “Hot smoked salmon is something I really enjoy, but it is often hard to get right. I really like the colours of this; the pinks and browns from the smoke were really appealing. The cure was perfectly balanced between salt and sugar. The roastingwith retiredwhisky casks probably added a lot to the flavour – I couldn’t taste whisky but I loved the level of smoke. A versatile product.” Meat & Fish SMOKED FISH & SEAFOOD Judged by chef and seafood expert Jack Stein WINNER The Scottish SalmonCompany, Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon “My winner is the Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon. There were some strong contenders for the number one spot and it was hard to call, but when it came down to it, this just had the best flavours. Being bred fromwild island salmon gives this fish such a lovely texture. I thought the flavours were great, really good seasoning and really well smokedwith a good smoke ring. The packagingwas very classy. For me, this was the perfect smoked salmon. The only issue I could see with it was that I only got two samples – I could have happily eaten a whole fish!” 94