Fresh from the Docks: Copper River Salmon Season is Here!

The season is cruelly short–the time to celebrate by taking home a fresh, intensely flavorful piece of Copper River Salmon is NOW. Don’t leave the Fairway seafood counter without this life-enhancing piece of stunning fish.

Why is Copper River Salmon worth dropping everything and heading straight to Fairway? Why does this fish have a fan club, a cult following?

The wild, rushing Copper River flows for 300 miles through Alaska and empties into Prince William Sound. The salmon that swim in these cold, rough waters must build up incredible reserves of fat and nutrients to carry them upstream. Hence, the Copper River’s salmon bounty is chock full of omega-3s. The fish are also luxuriously rich and melt-in-your-mouth moist—a profound delicacy. With brilliant pink-red flesh, they make a flashy splash on your dinner table.

Here’s a Copper River cheat sheet: Preheat your grill, or place a grill pan over medium high heat. Brush the grilling rack with olive oil to keep the salmon from sticking. Brush the salmon on both sides with your favorite Fairway extra-virgin olive oil, and season with plenty of salt and fresh-ground pepper. Grill until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the salmon to a platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Feel free to top with Fairway mango salsa, a sprinkling of fragrant herbs, or a squeeze of lemon—but this wonderful salmon needs nothing!

Our supply is limited—snag before the precious salmon is all gone and you’re left with Copper River remorse.

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