The Craft Guild of Chefs in the UK is partnering with Alaska Seafood this year to host the Alaska Seafood Challenge. The competition is open to all professional chefs and was held in the famous M and J Seafood test kitchens in Covent Garden. The chefs were to create a contemporary main course featuring either Alaska Salmon, Black Cod or Pollock.
The final was held on Monday Feb 15th, the finalists were:
- Neil Snowball of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges with a braised pollock with a warm fennel salad, crispy chicken skin, purple broccoli and a truffle infused egg yolk and chicken veloule
- Sudha Shankar Saha from Saffron Restaurant with pan fried scented salmon, kasoori methi flavored baby spinach and mushroom bhaji, tomato achar and moilee sauce
- Robert Stordy Chef Lecturer at the University of Derby with roast salmon supreme, squid ink linguine, mussels, coconut and lemongrass.
And the winner was….Sudha Saha from Birmingham.
This competition puts Alaskan seafood on the map as a succulent, gourmet fish and most importantly sustainable.
Alaska Seafood Challenge