Copper River Salmon

Copper River Salmon
Copper River Salmon

I picked up a whole Copper River Salmon at Costco about a week ago. I had never heard of a Copper River salmon before but had seen some signs around mentioning it. So when I saw them at the seafood counter at Costco I was inclined to try it since it is a wild fish, not farmed. I read an article in Men’s Journal recently which turned me off to farmed fish because of all the antibiotics and other crap they put in the water to fight off disease. The first thing to notice about a wild salmon is the color. You just can’t get that color with the artificial coloring. The second thing to notice is the flavor! It is absolutely delicious! I can’t explain it but you can definitely taste a difference. I cut this one up into steaks since it is just my wife and I eating but if I had a few people to feed it would be great on the BBQ, maybe on a cedar board.

Copper River salmon are only available for a few weeks each year. I’ll definitely pick one up next year. If you haven’t tried it, you should. For more information about these fish go here: http://gonw.about.com/od/fooddrink/a/copperriver.htm