This is the ultimate Salmon Bagel Brunch Board and it was so fun to put together. I am thrilled to be partnering with Kvarøy Salmon to bring you this post as I truly believe in their mission and admire their sustainable farming practices. I'll tell you more about them below and some of the wonderful things they do. But first, let's talk about this board! Not one, but 3 kinds of salmon grace this epic bagel board and it is just such a fun, choose-your-own adventure brunch experience. Perfect for these brunching-at-home days and totally perfect for the holidays.
Bagel Brunch Board with Kvarøy Salmon
You all know I love putting together all kinds of boards. I love the abundance and the wow factor. I love that there is something for everyone. This bagel brunch board is no exception - I used Kvarøy Salmon's smoked salmon, salmon burgers, and salmon hot dogs which are all available at Whole Foods. I'll give you the step-by-steps of how I built this board, but first I'd like to teach you about this generous company and share some news that will make your heart happy.
About Kvarøy Salmon
Kvarøy Arctic is a third-generation, family-owned farm raising Atlantic salmon with the merroir of Norway’s cold, clear waters with delicate marine flavors and slight brininess.
It is the only farm raised salmon with the American Heart Association’s® Heart-Check seal. Kvarøy Arctic is also ASC, BAP, and Global G.A.P certified and uses IBM’s blockchain technology for traceability in the supply chain.
Why is this important?
Because the Olsen family is ushering in a new era of sustainability for salmon farming. Their practices are leading the way in sustainable farming, reducing food waste, and ensuring the fish you’re eating is accurately labeled!
Kvarøy Arctic is currently available for national delivery from FultonFishMarket.com and at most Whole Foods Market locations with the designation “Whole Foods Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon—Product of Norway” in the fresh case.
If you have been here for long, you know I only work with companies that I believe in; companies that align with my values and that I am proud to serve to my family. Well, as a part of this partnership, Kvarøy Arctic is not only sponsoring this post but also donating up to 2,000 pounds of salmon products to a local food bank or charity of my choice. Talk about some feel good holiday spirit. I chose Fauquier F.I.S.H. who is working with Piedmont Environmental Council to organize a distribution event with a network of our local area food banks. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I cried when I told my husband all of these details. There is nothing better than giving back - especially this time of year and especially THIS year.
The donation program has been a huge part of the brand's effort this year. Kvarøy Arctic started doing this at the beginning of the pandemic and has continued with donations of its nutritious fish to at-need communities across the country nearly every week.
I am so grateful and so inspired by Kvarøy's generosity and so honored to be a part of this project.
Now that you know more about this incredible company, let's make a bagel brunch board!
Smoked Salmon Mini Bagels
To me, nothing says "brunch" like smoked salmon and bagels, so I started there. I spread a generous layer of herbed cream cheese on some toasted mini bagels, topped with thin cucumbers, smoked salmon, and fresh dill. I left these open-faced because I wanted that beautiful color to show.
Salmon Hotdog and Roasted Potato Brunch Skewers
Next, I roasted some baby potatoes and pan-fried some slices of Kvarøy salmon hot dogs until golden brown and made the cutest little brunch skewers. Some grainy mustard for dipping was the perfect finishing touch. These savory skewers were quite possibly my favorite part - with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, a dip of grainy mustard and a crunchy cornichon they just hit all the right notes.
Finally, I made some epic everything bagel salmon burgers to round out this bagel brunch board. I slathered herbed cream cheese on both sides of the toasted bagels. Then added thinly sliced tomato and red onion and some fresh greens. I love to serve these with a few lemon wedges and more fresh dill. I sliced them in quarters so it was easier for my family to take a little bit of everything.
That's it! Now go make a Bagel Brunch Board!
Those are all the details on this beautiful bagel brunch board. Feel free to make it your own and add things you LOVE. Some soft boiled eggs would be nice. Use your favorite bagels and toppings. I hope you will give Kvarøy Arctic a try. I've linked to their Fulton Fish Market page in the recipe card below if you want to order. Keep an eye out for them at your local Whole Foods, too.
Enjoy! xo - Anita