Thursday, June 7, 2018

Easy Poached Wild Copper River Salmon

Tonight we enjoyed poached Wild Alaskan Copper River Salmon for dinner (these are what I had frozen last year). I placed sliced Vidalia Onions and lemon slices in the bottom of a large nonstick skillet, then placed my beautiful “mostly thawed” fillets on top. I seasoned them with sea salt and a bit of dried dill (I didn't have any fresh), then poured 1 cup of white wine over top (you can use half wine, half water or just water if preferred). I covered the pan and placed it on the stovetop over medium-high heat until it began to simmer and then cooked/poached them covered over medium heat for about 7 minutes or until opaque and it flaked easily when pressed with a fork. I served it topped with a pat of butter melting on top. Note that you will never see this brilliant color in any farmed salmon. My motto is eat wild salmon or eat no salmon at all (#justsayNOtofarmedsalmon)! 

I can't wait for this season's fresh salmon to reach our markets here in Atlanta. I called all over the place multiple times last weekend and this past week. I will begin my search for it yet again this weekend! I think that Costco, The Fresh Market, and Whole Foods probably recognize my voice at this point and I'm sure there's a major eye roll that occurs when they hear it. No worries...I just roll my eyes back and sweetly ask if they've received their shipment of wild Alaskan Copper River Salmon yet! Check out my skillet of salmon before I placed it on the stove to cook! Enjoy!



Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Buford Hwy Farmers Market and Your DeKalb Farmers Market?

CyberSis said...


We haven't seen it here yet, either. I was afraid it was too late in the season, but I just searched your Copper River recipes and it looks like the season is just about NOW. Hope we'll be able to "catch" some soon. In the meantime, Costco's frozen wild Alaska salmon has been filling the gap. It's delicious in it's own right, but of course, it's not Copper River!

Your dinner looks gorgeous! And I agree: "Just Say NO!" :-)

Unknown said...

I just picked up whole copper river salmon at Costco for $5.99/lb.!! Going to use your recipe to poach. Thanks