The subtle taste resulting from a perfect harmony of salmon, smoke and salt are the hallmarks of the Fillet Tsar Nikolaj. No other product before or since has had such a significant impact on the smoked salmon industry. With over 350 imitations worldwide, the Fillet Tsar Nikolaj is probably the most copied luxury food product on earth.
Careful preparation of the exquisite salmon fillet acknowledged as a culinary masterpiece as far back as 1984 is reviving a tradition from the Court of the Russian Tsars. For special occasions only the very best will do. The entire side of salmon is lightly smoked using the Balik method. Thorough trimming makes every gram of Balik Fillet Tsar Nikolaj an indulgence! To prepare for serving, cut the Tsar Nikolaj fillet vertically into approximately 1 cm thick medallions. This provides delicious petals of salmon, which can be beautifully decorated and taste out of this world.
This incomparable delight was a favourite of the Tsar. The art of Balik smoking creates a texture of mouthwatering tenderness in the salmon’s dorsal fillet.