We Love Salmon

So living in the Northwest has some great benefits. Salmon is one of them! I never ate salmon before living out here. But fresh salmon is awesome. The best way to eat it is grilled. I find the wild salmon is the best. It is also a great way to get those Omega 3’s we need.

Grilled Salmon:

(We just made this last week, but I don’t have any pictures. Sorry. Trust me it is delicious, and can make a beautiful dinner.)

  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • salmon
  • foil

In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and soy sauce into a brown mud. The amount needed really varies depending on the amount of salmon you have. You want to cover the salmon in a nice brown coat. The sauce will caramelize on the ends, which is the best part! Wrap the salmon in foil skin side down and bake for 10-15 minutes. You want the fish to pull apart easily with a fork. The skin will stick to the foil so you won’t have to deal with it!

If you have left overs, freeze for Salmon chowder. I’ll post the recipe later this week.

By Trulybst

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5 replies on “We Love Salmon”

I just ate some salmon for dinner – with soy sauce no less! I basically do the same thing as you without the brown sugar. I’ve never cared for the brown sugar on salmon taste so I just put tons of panko breading on the salmon – nicely coated in it’s foil bed – and then little dabs of butter all over that – and finally a few shakes of soy sauce over the whole thing. Wrap up the packet and bake for 20-25mins at 350 depending on the type of salmon, thickness, etc. I also steamed green beans to go with it then tossed them in panko, melted butter and soy sauce. SO GOOD. I could eat salmon every night!

It’s funny, I’m a born and raised Oregonian and I can’t stand salmon. I bequeath my share of the fish to you! I tasted wassabi-crusted salmon once, and that was really good, but I think it was because I couldn’t taste the fish under the wassabi.

My uncle likes to tell me I have to leave the state because I don’t like salmon or filberts (aka hazelnuts). The only thing keeping me within state lines is a love for the Pinot Gris made here.

You are too funny.  But it is true, after we leave the state we appreciate what we had.  I never skied or ice skated in N. Michigan but have done so here on the west coast.  Salmon may be the same for you, leave, taste the crap fish that passes for fish out east and come back a changed person.

We lived in Oregon when I was young, and my father loved to fish. We would have salmon for months after the runs and I came to resent it. I thought it was for poor people who couldn’t afford “grocery store food”. As an adult that makes me laugh, but I can remember my mother telling me I was lucky because most kids couldn’t have fresh salmon and I probably made a face at her when she said that.

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