One of the questions we get a lot refers to how much salmon somebody would need for their convivial dinner or event. The short answer is that there is no short answer. It all depends on the kind of dish you want to use the smoked salmon for, and how many people you expect. We want to give you a few pointers to make it easier to decide how much salmon to buy.
A full side of cold smoked salmon (1 kg) has around 30 slices. These slices vary in size depending on their location on the side. The top slices are the big ones, and the further they get to the tail the smaller they get.
In general, we recommend 30 g (1.05 oz) per person if you want to serve cold smoked salmon on canapés. That’s roughly 1 big slice per person. The big slices can be cut in half or thirds to fit on canapés.
The slices of the hot smoked salmon are much thicker because of the flaky texture. The slices would break into small pieces if they were sliced as thinly as those of the cold smoked salmon.
We have a lot of recipes on our website and we are adding new ones every month. In those recipes, you find the amount of smoked salmon you would need, so no guessing needed there.
As a rule of thumb, we would always opt for more than you need – who doesn’t like a bit of salmon to enjoy after the event?