Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What's for dinner

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 Salmon
Northwest 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 Oils
The 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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Kiara Buechler said...

I've only had CR Salmon once, from Anthony's on the waterfront, and I have to say I didn't really get the excitement over it. Yes, it was good, but not something I will ever pay so much money for again.

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Yum! I love salmon and I just bought some CR salmon that I'm going to be cooking tomorrow! :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

yum, looks delicious!

Sandi said...

Twice a year we got salmon and talapia overnighted to us from Alaska. Pure excitement when it arrives. I will never buy salmon again from a grocery store!

Carey said...

Oh yum! I'm not a huge fish fan but THAT looks delicious!

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

we had CR salmon last night, yum!

Josephine Choo said...

Looked delicious!!! I'm not into salmon but I love grill salmon a lots.You always so healthy.I need to learn from you..

Great day ahead!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

It's not cheap but SO worth it!! I love this salmon so so much! Speaking of salmon have you ever been to the fish ladder at Ballard? It's really pretty cool - Nick and I go every year to check out the fish making their wait to Lake WA!

Liesl said...

I love me some salmon, and this looks delish! Well done, and yay for the A+ rating! :)

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I am not usually a fish person... but that looks delicious with the asparagus!

Megan said...

That looks so delicious!! I love fish!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

We order salmon once year...fresh salmon...comes within a day...all flash frozen and amazing. Cooked with a little lemon and capers. Delish.

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