Wild Salmon season has started! I was at the Fulton Fish Market early this morning and bought some beautiful Wild Alaskan King Salmon – the largest of the Alaskan Wild Salmon species. We buy the whole fish and filet it in our fish market always checking the quality to make sure it meets our standards. In fact I did a quality check this afternoon and had a Wild Salmon Sandwich – it was great!
These highly prized kings are absolutely delicious on the grill. King Salmon are high in Omega 3 oils and the meat is rich in flavor. The color of king salmon is a bright orange-red and their taste is supreme. We’ll be carrying Wild King Salmon through the end of the season which is October/November in our fish market and it will also make appearances on our restaurant menu.
Grilled Wild Alaskan King Salmon
Leave the skin on one side
Brush olive oil on both sides of the fish and salt and pepper.
Place skin side down on a hot grill and close the cover. I don't flip the fish, I just let it cook skin side down.
Depending on how you like your fish cooked – rare to cooked through and how thick the fish is, check the center of the salmon until it is cooked the way you like it.
Garnish with dill and serve with lemon. I also like to serve with a side of Dill Sauce or Tzatziki Sauce which enhances the flavor of the Salmon.