Alaska Salmon is on the menu in our house three times a week now, but this is by far my husband’s favorite way to eat it. Grill some corn on the cob and asparagus along with it for a fantastic meal.
Why Choose Wild Alaskan Sockey Salmon
One of the reasons why we choose wild Alaskan Sockey Salmon is that farmed salmon tastes very different, and they’re fed a diet that produces the pink color that’s not entirely natural. Yuck! But my husband prefers the taste of wild salmon and it’s important to us that Alaska sockeye salmon come from a sustainably harvested ocean where the State takes sustainability seriously. This versatile protein with its important fatty acids has never been listed as either endangered or threatened, and they’re protected in the State’s constitution.
The only other salmon we buy is Copper River Salmon which is a short-term specialty salmon that breaks the bank though I’m told it’s worth it. For our year-round needs, it’s wild Alaskan Wild Salmon for us (well my husband that is, I’m a vegetarian).
- 1-1/2 lbs Alaskan sockeye salmon, fresh or thawed
- Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
- 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 2 Tbl melted butter or extra-virgin olive oil (or one of each)
- 2 Tbl finely minced fresh garlic
- 2 Tbl chopped fresh herbs of your choice (dill is particularly good as is parsley)
- Heat the grill to 375° F
- Pull the salmon from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before cooking.
- Make a foil pan with wide heavy-duty aluminum foil, cut two pieces at least 6" inches longer than the length of the salmon. Place the foil pieces (shiny side down) on baking sheet overlapping lengthwise. Spray generously with cooking spray. Place the salmon, skin-side down, in the center of the foil. Fold the foil sides and ends up (approximately 1–2 inches) to create a shallow pan for the salmon but make sure you leave at least a 1" margin all around the fish.
- Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix the wine, butter, garlic, and herbs. Spoon the herbed butter mixture over the salmon.
- Carefully transfer your foil pan to the center of your preheated grill. The foil sides should not be touching the salmon.
- Close the grill cover and cook 10–13 minutes, or just until the salmon is translucent in the center. Remove the fish from the barbecue grill and allow it to rest for 2-3 min. It will finish cooking from retained heat; however, make sure it reaches a safe internal temperature of 145 °F as prescribed by the USDA before eating.
This nutritional information is based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 22): Serving Size: 3.5 ounces/100 grams | Calories: 220 | Sodium: 65 milligrams | Protein: 27 grams | Fat: 11 grams Saturated fat: 2 grams | Sodium: 65 milligrams | Cholesterol: 85 milligrams | Omega-3: 1200 milligrams
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Salmon Nutritional Information & Recipe Source: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
This looks delicious! I will have to try this recipe!
My grandma would love this. She is a big fish person and this is up your alley.
Salmon is one of my favorite things to eat! I need to try this recipe, i know my family will love it!
Yep totally making this. I’m new to salmon and this looks and sounds amazing so bookmarking this- thank you!
I love salmon especially now when I’m trying to avoid pork and beef. It’s a lovely alternative to those and this recipe is a must try!
This is awesome! I love that there are so many things that you can do with salmon, including this lovely recipe. I’d love to make this.
What a tasty way to serve salmon! We will add this to our “grilling plan” for this weekend or the next. If the weather permits, we’ll be enjoying this on Saturday.
This looks (and sounds) delicious! I’ll have to try this soon! Or wait, I need my husband to try this soon!!
I love salmon so much! I love that you used garlic. Fresh herbs, garlic, and a little oil are my favorite.
I love, love, love salmon. I know it is not for everyone, but it sure is healthy and with so many benefits. Recipe sounds amazing.
That looks amazing! I love me some salmon. This is a recipe that I would love to try, sooner rather than later.
Oh my husband would love this. It looks absolutely delicious! I’ve never made salmon before myself! Would love to try!
My husband loves salmon! This recipe is one I am sure he would love to try out some time.
This looks really delicious!! I love trying new salmon recipes! This should be on my list!
I’m going to pin this. I am always intimidated to make fish and usually have my husband make it but this one looks like a recipe I would be willing to try and I love Salmon.
Yum, I love a good salmon. I don’t love Farm raised salmon because of their diet.
I’ve been wanting to make salmon for quite some time now so discovering this recipe came at the perfect time! I love anything healthy and delicious – this looks like both!
That sounds delicious. I’m a big fan of grilled fish, especially salmon. I love how well it blends with the smokiness of a grill.
That looks so good! There’s nothing like that great smokey flavor you get when you grill fish. Yummo.
That sounds like a fantastic summer meal. My family is going to love this.
I love Salmon! This looks delicious and so flavorful! I’d love to try your recipe and see how my family enjoys it.
I love having Salmon like this. I will have to try your recipe, and the Alaskan Salmon is the best and healthiest salmon to eat. I just love this recipe,and I will be making it for my family!