It’s Copper River Salmon season, here in Seattle. This is a big thing here in the Pacific Northwest. Why is Copper River Salmon so special?, you’re probably wondering. The fish have to be extra strong and robust to make it down the long (300 mile), rapid-filled Copper River. This means a rich, fatty, extra Omega-3-laden salmon that is widely regarded as one of the tastiest fish in the world!
Copper River Salmon is so tasty on its own that you hardly have to do much to make it taste beyond amazing (just don’t overcook it!). I opted for this simple, light and zippy sauce that really enhanced and brought out the flavors of the salmon. That being said, even if you can’t get your hands on some Copper River Salmon, this Lime Butter Sauce is fantastic on any salmon, fish, or shrimp (and probably even chicken)!
There is just something about being outside, as the weather starts to warm, just grilling that is absolutely therapeutic, even when you’re having serious issues flipping the extra long salmon fillets—yes, I had to use both the spatula and the (gasp!) tongs to get the job done. No, you aren’t supposed to grasp at fish with tongs, but, you do what you have to when you’re trying not to burn really delicious (and really expensive) Copper River Salmon!
Yield: 4-6 servings recipe from here
Yield: 4-6 servings
recipe from here