Wild King Salmon is back in Season!

March 31, 2015

Freshly caught Wild King Salmon is arriving this week at The Organic Butcher! We're receiving shipments from the cold ocean waters of Alaska as well as the raging Columbia River in Oregon. Wild Alaskan Salmon are troll caught in the open ocean by a hook and line and quickly brought on board to maintain the natural beauty of the fish.
In the Columbia River, Salmon have been feeding heavily and moving fast to spawn, yielding a meaty and delicious tasting fish. Salmon from both regions are firm, perfect in color and have a good fat content. We will be custom cutting whole salmon and will try our best to keep a good supply on hand. Feel free to call us to check availability.
Grill, pan-fry, smoke or eat this fish raw (like we do in the store!). Seafood lovers and foodies know the first catch of the year is the most desirable. Because of this, prices are high now as usual with the opening of the season but should soften within a couple of weeks.
The high quality of this salmon is excellent as sashimi.

Recipe Suggestion: SIMPLE GRILLED SALMON from Primal Palate The simple marinade for this salmon is our go-to marinade for chicken, fish, or shrimp. It is also fantastic over lamb, and would pair well with pork as well. The lemon in this marinade brings fresh flavor to the deep aromas of the basil and oregano. 

Ingredients
1 lb. Wild Caught Salmon Filet
1 tsp dried Basil
1 tsp dried Oregano
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Lemon, juiced

Rinse salmon under cold water, pat dry with a paper towel, and cut into 4 equal-sized portions.

In a glass jar, combine olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Seal jar and shake vigorously to combine.

Place salmon in a container to marinate, pour marinade over salmon, and toss to ensure the salmon is fully coated in the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour prior to grilling.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill salmon 4 minutes a side over medium-high heat until medium rare.



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