What's on our plate this month: Salmon

Ask anyone who's been fishing lately from California up the west coast to the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon, over to Lake Michigan, and even South Dakota! - at the moment, Salmon fishing is HOT. Chart topping King Salmon are making easy runs towards spawning grounds, and just about anyone with sturdy line is bound to get a tug.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite salmon recipes for you to try this season, plus some tips for picking out your fillet.

  • Even if you're in a place where salmon isn't a local staple at the seafood counter in your neighborhood market, it's still widely available. We recommend picking a wild-caught variety (over farm raised) for an authentic experience.
  • It's okay if the fish has been previously frozen. Fresh isn't necessarily best.
  • Avoid fillets which look dry on top, have curling edges, or brown spots.
  • Don't be afraid to get up close and personal. If you can smell a fishiness to the fillet, move on! The meat should be practically scentless.
  • Make friends with your monger, or at least ask him for his opionion. They're the ones handling the fish and they'll be able to help you pick out the best portion for your purposes

Now that you're salmon savvy, try out these recipes! Don't see your favorite preparation? Drop us a line and let us know how you like to serve up your Sockeye, King, or Coho.

 

One Pan Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon with Asparagus

Skill Level: Easy

Make it: https://cafedelites.com/one-pan-lemon-garlic-baked-salmon-asparagus/

 

Salmon with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Carrot Salad

Skill Level: Advanced

Make it: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/salmon-with-cucumber-yogurt-sauce-and-c...

 

Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Skill Level: Intermediate

Make it: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bourbon-glazed-salmon

 

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