Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wild Alaskan Coho Salad - Quick, Easy & Delicious

This evening I made a simple, quick and cool salad for dinner using a leftover piece of Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon (I poached a large fillet wrapped in foil on the grill last night for dinner for 12 minutes and then removed it from the heat, tightly closed it, and let it sit for about 10 minutes). I cut up a head of baby romaine lettuce and halved some small grape tomatoes and placed the Coho on top of the bed of salad greens. I drizzled it with a little olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon. It was fresh and delicious.

I bought a beautiful large piece of wild Alaskan Coho Salmon this weekend at Costco. Unfortunately, last weekend I thought I had picked up a piece of wild Coho salmon (the case was labeled "wild Alaskan Coho") and when I got home I realized that I instead came home with a $20 piece of FARMED steelhead trout; I don't know if someone made a mistake or mixed them up. To say it was upsetting is putting it mildly. I was so disgusted that I actually threw it away. But...this weekend I actually came home with the REAL Coho. I ate it for dinner last night, lunch today, and dinner again this evening. I have one more piece left for my lunch tomorrow! When I prepared it, I kept it simple and poached it with nothing but Kerrygold butter, fresh lemon juice and a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt. I wanted to taste nothing but fresh wild salmon. I snapped a quick photo of this evening's "Coho Salad" below and included a couple peeks into my new house. The walls are still bare but it's finally beginning to look like someone actually lives here! Enjoy!



Charlotte Moore said...

I love you pictures of the new house. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Would love to see the kitchen.

Peg said...

What a gorgeous house GG! I can only imagine what it will look like once you add your personal touches.

I tried to buy some Coho salmon at my local Kroger store the other day, but they were out right then. I had to settle for frozen. But we enjoyed some salmon fish tacos that evening anyway. :-)

CyberSis said...


Love your absolutely gorgeous house "peeks"! :-) You're really getting your new home shaped up. Tremendous amount of work, but all worth it in the end.

The salmon is lovely. As much as I really enjoy all the other recipes, the way you prepped it this time is actually my favorite. (And I don't blame you one bit for being upset at the mix-up.)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Charlotte,

Thanks! I will be debuting my kitchen SOON! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Peg,

Oh my...salmon fish tacos. Sounds like something I need to put on my menu...SOON! Thank you! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis!

Thank you. The house is finally coming together. My last appliance, the fridge finally came this week after waiting for 2-1/2 months on order. It's a beautiful fridge. I really loved the salmon so really get to taste the SALMON. I'm hoping they will still have the Coho when I go back this weekend. Have you had it at your Costco recently too?

CyberSis said...


We haven't had a chance to get down to Costco lately. Looks like we'll have to make some time to get there soon. Even though Copper River season is long gone, we love the Coho, as well! Thanks for the tip.

Great news about the fridge. Wow, a 2-1/2 month wait! I'm sure you're enjoying it already. :-)