Get ready for a big change at breakfast time, Australia! Classic Aussie breakfasts everywhere are set to be reinvented as Tassal, Australia's largest producer of Tasmanian-grown Atlantic salmon, has launched an exciting new product, aimed at providing a healthier alternative to one of the country's most popular, long-standing breakfast staples.
Introducing Salmon Bacon – a delicious evolution of smoked salmon, which, when cooked, is tasty like regular bacon - and it's super-easy to make! All that's needed is a quick pan-fry for 2 minutes on both sides and it's ready to eat.
Sliced like bacon rashers and containing half the saturated fat of most bacon products, one serve of salmon bacon provides an easy and delicious way to get more oily fish into your diet, providing a rich source of Omega-3 fats and an all-important protein boost, to gives Aussies the best start to their day.
Leading dietitian and Tassal ambassador, Susie Burrell, suggests that Australians seeking new ideas to impress the family at breakfast or for those looking to reduce their red meat intake should give the product a try.
Susie said: "'The benefit of having a new, nutritious protein like Tassal Salmon Bacon in your diet is that it offers a convenient, protein-rich alternative to regular meat products. Plus, you get the benefit of achieving your entire daily recommended intake of long chain Omega-3 fats, which are only found in a few select foods.
"Salmon bacon can be cooked as part of a number of yummy, healthier breakfast options the whole family can enjoy – and it's an easy way to get on your way to eating two serves of oily fish a week, as recommended by health officials. So, put away your boring, plain toast or fatty foods and reward your body with a tasty new alternative instead!"
From a salmon bacon bruschetta to breakfast wraps and breakfast bowls, Tassal Salmon Bacon can easily be integrated into a number of super-delicious options at breakfast – and beyond!
For those ready to re-invent their breakfasts with Salmon Bacon, visit http://www.tassal.com.au/kitchen/recipes/ for more information and recipe inspiration.
4 x thick slices sour dough mixed grain bread, brushed with olive oil, and toasted on a BBQ grill plate
80g (4 cubes) Meredith Goat Cheese
125g cream cheese, room temperature
140g TASSAL Salmon Bacon
2 figs, cut into quarters
2 tsp honey
2 tsp chopped roasted hazelnuts
pot fresh micro herbs, to garnish
1. Combine goat cheese and cream cheese in a bowl and mix well.
2. Heat a non stick pan over medium-heat and cook the slices of TASSAL Salmon Bacon for 3 minutes each side, or until golden and crisp. Remove from heat.
3. Generously spread each slice of toasted sour dough with the goat cheese mixture. Arrange a slice of TASSAL Salmon Bacon on top and half a fig. Drizzle with a little honey, sprinkle with hazelnuts and garnish with micro herbs. Serve immediately.