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Kvarøy Arctic Salmon with Appalachian-Beet Salad

By September 18, 2023No Comments

Nordic and Appalachian cuisine unite in this seasonal fall dish. Sustainable Kvarøy Salmon fillets are roasted with a sorghum glaze — an Appalachian staple. Roasted beets, fennel and whole grain sorghum make for a healthy and hearty salad finished with a tangy yogurt sauce.
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While we advocate for as local as possible, that choice isn’t always available. Thus, we look outside our foodshed to find the best quality product from a trustworthy source that shares our philosophies.

The flavor of Kvarøy Arctic Salmon is a representation of the cool Arctic waters in which they are sustainably raised by a third-generation family salmon farming operation. Inspired by this delicious taste of place, we created a recipe that complements the protein-packed salmon while highlighting seasonal, flavorful, Appalachian ingredients.

Adding salmon to your weekly diet offers a wide range of health benefits. Rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and various vitamins and minerals, it is an excellent addition to any healthy diet and can be prepared for any meal. 

Recipe by Lisa Archer, Roanoke



4, 6-ounce skin on Kvarøy Arctic Salmon fillets

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons sorghum syrup

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon caraway seeds



Beet-Sorghum Salad

1 bunch beets, scrubbed, and chopped into 1” cubes, greens trimmed and reserved,

1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup sorghum grain

1 clove garlic

1 ½ tablespoons sherry vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


3/4 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons horseradish (jarred version)

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground caraway

Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Preheat oven to 400 ℉. On a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, toss beets and fennel with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast until beets and fennel are tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and place in a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring two quarts of salted water to a boil. Add 1 cup of rinsed sorghum and the clove of garlic, return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high and boil, uncovered, until soft, about 1 hour. Remove from heat and drain sorghum, discarding the garlic clove.
  3. Combine cooked sorghum with beets and fennel in a large bowl and toss with remaining two tablespoons olive oil, sherry vinegar and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a small saucepan of boiling water, blanch beet greens for 2 minutes. Drain, cool under cold water, and pat dry. Roughly chop beet greens and toss with salad. Set aside.


Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 ℉. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, sorghum syrup, lemon juice and caraway seeds. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper and place, skin-side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush fillets with glaze and bake for 12-15 minutes, brushing with glaze again at the halfway mark.
  2. To serve: spoon sauce onto plates and mound salad alongside. Top with salmon, skin side up, and serve with remaining sauce.

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