What is it about salmon that makes us miss it so much during the off season? Fortunately, our friends at the Irish Organic Salmon Company are producing a delicious, sustainably farmed salmon that many actually prefer to the wild version. Wouldn't it be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table?
The Irish Organic Salmon Company has full control over the whole process -- from broodstock to processing. The salmon begin in freshwater, then are moved to protected saltwater cages and finally to pristine fast-moving waters off the coast of north and Northern Ireland. The pens are low-density, giving them plenty of room for them to swim against a strong current. This strenuous activity helps to promote firmer texture and less fat, which makes them more like wild salmon than other farmed varieties.
Their feed is certified organic and GMO-free, and no chemicals or medicines are used. The farm is certified by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association Naturland (Germany), BioSuisse Organic, Freedom Foods, and GlobalGAP Aquaculture. If that is not enough for you it has the queen of England's stamp of approval; salmon from this farm was served (along with a martini?) at Elizabeth II's 80th birthday celebration. Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $20.00
-- Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon with Cranberry Chutney (Half Baked Harvest)
-- Sear-Roasted Salmon with Leeks and Lentils (David LaPlaca)