The Pacific NW makes a HUGE deal of Alaska's Copper River salmon ...
After hearing about it since the middle of May, I thought I'd read up on it
to see what the fuss was about and try it out for myself!
At $24.99 lb from Whole Foods, it's not cheap!
Link here: What's the big deal?
The Annual Arrival of Copper River SalmonNorthwest seafood lovers have turned the mid-May to mid-June Copper River salmon season into an annual celebration. Seattle restaurateurs and markets compete to be the first to get an ice-packed shipment of the fresh salmon. Area newspapers fill with advertisements announcing availability at fine dining establishments. Local residents pay top dollar for chef-prepared creations that feature the Copper River delicacy.
Copper River Salmon are High in Omega-3 OilsThe Copper River flows in the state of Alaska. Almost 300 miles in length, this wild rushing river empties into Prince William Sound at the town of Cordova. Salmon that originate in these pristine waters are challenged by its length and its strong, chill rapids. Consequently, Copper River salmon are strong, robust creatures with a healthy store of natural oils and body fat. These qualities make the salmon among the richest, tastiest fish in the world. Fortunately, fatty Copper River salmon is good for you, as it is loaded with Omega-3 oils, which are recommended by the American Heart Association. Your heart is not the only part of your body that benefits from salmon consumption: studies have found that fish oil can help combat such ailments as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer and migraines.
Fresh copper river salmon with asparagus, peppers, and onions ... I love clean eating!! I must say it is quite delicious and have learned the perfect way to cook it thanks to a dear friend Jamie who is a big salmon connoisseur :) The final verdict, A+
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