IKEA introduces salmon meatballs to Canada

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Swedish furnishing giant adding salmon balls to menus across Canadian stores.

The new salmon ball will be made from salmon certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, alongside Marine Stewardship Council-certified cod, while also being seasoned with seaweed and lemongrass, the company announced in a press release.

“By optimizing a process that takes the smaller sections of salmon that cannot be used as fillets, but are just as tasty and high quality, the IKEA salmon ball makes the most of the raw material and cuts down on food waste within production,” IKEA wrote. The company added salmon meatballs to its US menus in November last year.

The new salmon ball will be sold alongside side dishes such as mashed potato and tomato spinach ragout at the sales price of CAD 6.99.

“At Ikea, we want to inspire and enable Canadians to live a healthy and sustainable life, within the limits of the planet,” said food manager at Ikea Canada Danielle Beauchesne. “With the Ikea salmon ball, we are able to offer a delicious new plate inspired by our Swedish roots, with a carbon footprint that is approximately seven times lower than the traditional meatball,” she added.

In addition to the IKEA Restaurant, salmon balls will be available for takeaway purchase in the Swedish Food Market later this year, it said.

Its salmon has been supplied by Leroy Seafood Group since 1984, however, they may not supply this particular product.