Tuesday, June 2, 2015
First Copper River Salmon of the Season!
This evening we had our first wild Copper River Salmon of the season. It was so good. I finally found some late Sunday when I popped into Sprouts to pick up a few things. They had it on sale for $17.99/lb. I had the butcher remove the bottom piece of skin since I was planning to cook it inside instead of on the grill. I kept it super simple and just seasoned with a bit of sea salt and black pepper. I heated some butter in a large nonstick skillet until it just began to sizzle slightly, then placed the fillets in and gave them a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. I cooked them about 4 to 5 minutes on medium-high, then flipped them over and gave them another little squeeze of fresh lemon juice and covered them, reduced the heat to medium and cooked until just done, about 3 to 4 minutes. You don't want to overcook them. I served it alongside the leftover Cheddar Squash Casserole from Sunday night's dinner. It was a quick and absolutely delicious meal. I'm hoping Costco gets their Copper River Salmon in by this weekend. I'll let you know if I see it there this weekend. After dinner, hubby and I took a nice long walk and the sky here was absolutely beautiful as the sun was setting this evening. I wished I had my camera with me because the clouds and painted sky was a photographer's dream. I snapped a quick photo of our first salmon of the season below. Enjoy!