Premium Copper River King Salmon grilled with salt and pepper and served with a green lentil and grilled vegetable salad.
It's no secret that Alaskan salmon is pretty high up there in the worlds best salmon category. The fresh waters and natural outdoors help make the Copper River King Salmon to be one of the tastiest fish you can throw your dollars at. As a family we eat a lot of salmon. Whether it's grilled or baked in the oven, it's always a winner! I grew up eating it and now my kids are following tradition, even inhaling chunks of raw salmon anytime we have sushi. My six year old recently got tired of the California Roll he would always order and asked for a seafood salad full of sashimi. I gave him the raised eyebrow and planned to share it with him because I was sure he'd never finish it. He ate the whole damn thing!
Copper River Salmon is only available for a few months of the year. King salmon has an even shorter catch window of a few weeks making it the most sought after with it's high oil content and super orange color. Once you taste King salmon, you might be sad to go back to your "regular" salmon afterwards. Because Copper River salmon have to travel hundreds of miles to reach spawning ground, they stock up on fat for energy. It's this fat that makes the King salmon flavor ridiculously good. So how should you cook such an awesome piece of seafood? I grilled it! Salt and cracked black pepper was all it needed. Set it down on a really hot grill and let it sizzle. I prefer mine with the center still slightly rare, so about 8 minutes each side was perfect.
The lentil salad is crazy easy too and no need to soak your lentils. I bought a bag and they took 30 minutes to cook, I used stock for extra flavor instead of water. Add a bunch of grilled veggies including grilled avocado which is my all time favorite way to eat it these days, and toss the whole thing in a red wine and basil dressing. Grilled salmon is my spirit animal me thinks.
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