Copper River salmon arrives

  • Friday, May 18, 2012 10:55am
  • Life

Not only did Facebook go public today, but another high-priced rare commodity also hit the markets.

The first of the famous Alaskan Copper River salmon arrived in the Puget Sound region today on an Alaskan Air jet.

This fish, prized for it’s beautiful color and rich, oily meat, likely is the most expensive fish you’ll ever buy.

I talked yesterday to chef Matt Dillon of Seattle’s Sitka &Spruce. He just won Best Chef of the Northwest from the James Beard Foundation, the Oscars of the culinary world. Dillon doesn’t serve Copper River salmon at his restaurant, citing the high price and the fine taste and flavors of fish from local waters.

Still, it’s kind of exciting to splurge and have a piece of Copper River. If you wait a few weeks, the price will come down. Check local markets for specials too.

My favorite way of preparing really good, fresh salmon is to stick with simple recipes. Salt, pepper, olive oil and some lemon juice are enough to season the fish, then grill or broil it until just done.

Do you think Copper River is worth it? And what’s your favorite recipe. Let us know by posting a comment below.

More in Life

Hear new songs from Josh Clauson at Saturday release party

The producer of the Summer Meltdown music festival and Flowmotion band leader has a solo album out.

Get schooled on Texas BBQ at this Monroe restaurant in a bus

Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, chicken and the fixin’s all await you near the Reptile Zoo on U.S. 2.

Spy comedy ’Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is laugh-out-loud funny

It’s a superficial but energetic sequel to the 2014 film about a clandestine British secret service.

39th annual Arts of the Terrace attracts regional artists

The Mountlake Terrace juried show features paintings, drawings, photography, miniatures and more.

Ben Stiller was born to play title character in ‘Brad’s Status’

Writer-director Mike White’s script has plenty of Brad’s voiceover, so this movie feels like a novel.

See both versions of ‘The Odd Couple’ on Historic Everett stage

The Outcast Players perform Neil Simon’s classic comedy with alternating male and female casts.

The ‘Whimsical Woman’ shares what she learns on the trail

Jennifer Mabus came here from Nevada and Hawaii. She leads hikes and blogs about them.

‘Friend Request’ a horror flick about the dangers of Facebook

Though it’s a little behind the times, Simon Verhoeven’s film about social media is effectively done.

Branch out: ‘Tasting Cider’ recipes call for hard apple cider

Top cider makers share how they like to make hush puppies, bread pudding and the pear-fect cocktail.

Most Read