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Copper River Salmon

SWSW Posts: 3
edited 6:15AM in EggHead Forum
Due to some of the messages that have been posted here about Copper River Salmon I had to try some. Please, suggestions on cooking. Thanks. Will post pictures of results.


  • MarvinMarvin Posts: 515
    Put on your favorite rub, about 1-2 hours before cooking. Get the Egg up to 325, put the filet on skin side down. After 8-10 minutes, paint it with Gretl's dijon-bourbon mix (see recipe section). Take off at internal remp of 150. I'm ready to do the same thing for tonight's dinner. Enjoy!

  • SWSW Posts: 3
    thanks for the help. I'll post the results.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,413
    SW, I'm the guy who most recently has been espousing the virtues of Copper River Salmon. I've tried several rubs etc but keep going back to my favorite of favorites. The original was attributed to "CarDogs" and Jim Minion was kind enough to bring it to this board. Even cutting the recipe in thirds will leave you extra to have on hand! As you'll read it is a two stage process whereby you wash the first off and then use a finishing rub for the cook. Since this is in the archives you might want to go ahead and print it out. Trust me this is a great way to bring out the finest in that fine piece of salmon you just invested in!

    [ul][li]CarDogs Salmon[/ul]
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRP,
    The best thing about CR salmon, for those in the lower 48, is that its marketing causes it to make it to market quickly. Time is everything w salmon. Wait a few years, and you will see Yukon R. salmon. These fish are more fatty, more tasty than CR. Now, if you were to ask an Alaskan what is the best salmon; troll-caught white king (no, not caught by an elf). This genetic variant has white flesh and a taste I cannot describe. A once in a lifetime experience. If you ever see it on a menu in Seattle or elsewhere, don't hestitate.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,413
    Frozen Chosen, funny, but yesterday I caught a Bobby Fay show on the food channel and it was about the fish of your area. A grizzled old fish market guy said the same as you did that the troll caught king was the top of the top, best of the best. I doubt I'll ever see it here in the midwest, but maybe some day, some where I will!

    Dunlap, IL
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