Not the easiest question to answer.
Deciding how much you will need of any product is, needless to say, a very open ended question given that we all differ in our appetites, not to mention how combinations of foods will influence how much is required. With this in mind we have tried to make suggestions on what you might expect were you to be offered our products in a restaurant with a generous patron.
Peat, Whisky Barrel and Beechwood Smoked Salmon about 65g per person if it was simply a smoked salmon first course, so...
125g packet of slices, enough for 2
250g packet of slices, enough for 4
If you are purchasing a whole pre-sliced side please use the following guidance for a good starter portion -
800g pre-sliced side, enough for 9 - 10 people
910g pre-sliced side, enough for 11 - 12 people
1 kg pre-sliced side, enough for 13 - 14 people
Unsliced sides need a different calculation as the weight of the side includes the skin which obviously would not be served. So...
600g unsliced side, enough for 6-7 people
725g unsliced side, enough for 7-8 people
850g unsliced side, enough for 8-9 people
975g unsliced side, enough for 10-11 people
1.1kg unsliced side, enough for 12-13 people
We must point out that these calculations are based on our own slicing and if you are less than competent with the skill we very much recommend you leave it to us and think about ordering a pre-sliced side.
If you are using smoked salmon as the focus of a main course we would suggest 100g per person and for canapés a 125g packet should make about 15 - 18 little bites on brown bread.
Peat Smoke Roasted Salmon
A generous restauranteur would use 70-80g of the Peat Smoke Roasted fish when served as a first course and 130g per person when the focus of a main course. So...
150g fillet of Peat Smoke Roasted Salmon is enough for 2 first courses or 1 main course.
1kg whole side of Peat Smoke Roasted Salmon, enough for 13-14 first courses or 7-8 main courses.
Peat Smoked Scallops
Served as a first course our patron would use 50g per person with perhaps less if used as a focus for a salad. So...
100g packet of slices, enough for 2
If our restaurant were using the scallops to finish a wild mushroom risotto the 100g would be enough to have a real taste impact on a risotto for 4 people.
Allow 50g per person for a starter with accompaniments or 30g per person as part of a smorgasbord of fish.