The wild Alaskan salmon catch thus far this season has been somewhat of a mixed bag. In an earlier email we mentioned that the Copper River salmon catch has been among the lowest in over 50 years and still remains closed to commercial fishing. But in other areas of Alaska, while numbers are lower than last year, last week saw record catches! Our reluctance to offer salmon was somewhat overcome by these dcatches.
To review, there are 5 different types of Pacific salmon (king—also known as chinook—sockeye, coho, pink, and chum). Of all the types, king is the largest, and some consider it the most flavorful.
Sockeye (also known as red) is not as large as king salmon but like king salmon, it is high in omega-3's and has an excellent flavor. We love Alaskan salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice," and it is MSC Certified. Lower mercury. Kosher.
1 lb. for $18.00
-- Grilled Salmon Skewers with Basil Vinaigrette (What's Gabby Cooking)
-- Simple Seared Salmon Salad (Nigella Lawson / Saveur)