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Cooking with Wild Alaska Salmon

Wild Alaska

Salmon from Alaska:
Truly Wild, Natural and Sustainable®

Alaska salmon is a perfect star-of-the-plate protein ready for any meal, from snacks with the kids to your next dinner party.

Swimming wild and free in their natural habitat – the strong currents of the North Pacific – the cold waters and pristine environment of Alaska produces lean seafood with a firm texture and succulent flavor. All Alaska seafood is wild and pure, responsibly managed for continued abundance.

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There are five delicious species of wild Alaska salmon to choose from

The rich flavor and firm texture of kingsockeye and coho salmon make them a terrific choice for any cooking method, from grilling and broiling to sautéing, roasting, poaching and steaming. The leaner keta and pink salmon are excellent choices for sautéing or baking in flavorful sauces and as a quick and healthy protein in salads or pastas.

Salmon Cooking
Techniques, Tips,
& Recipes

Cooking seafood shouldn’t be intimidating. See the guide below for ideas, recipes and cooking techniques for easy ways to bring more healthy and delicious wild Alaska salmon to your plate!

Cooking Thawed & Fresh Salmon

It’s easy to cook thawed and fresh salmon following these steps for healthy meals in minutes. Need something for dinner tonight? Try our quick-thaw method in this video.

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Quick Cooking Tips

Equipment: For stovetop grilling and sauteing. use a heavy nonstick skillet or ridged stovetop grill pan

Temperature: Pans. grill and oven/broiler must be hot (around 400″F) before cooking starts. Test the temperature of a stovetop pan by sprinkling a few drops of water on the skillet; if they immediately pop off the surface. the pan is ready.

Spare the Spices: When sauteing or stovetop grilling, avoid seasoning the fish with dry spices before it is placed in the pan. The spices will burn and stick to the pan. It is best to season salmon after you flip it.

Cook Just Until Done: Salmon turns from translucent to opaque as it cooks and will continue to cook after it is removed from the heat source. To check for doneness, slide a sharp knife tip into the center of the thickest part of a cooking salmon portion. checking for color. Adjust cook time as needed for salmon thickness and cook just until salmon is opaque throughout.

Thawed & Fresh Cooking Techniques

Cooking Salmon from Frozen

Want to prepare a quick Alaska salmon dinner, but the salmon you have on hand is frozen? No problem!

With COOK IT FROZEN!® techniques and recipes, there’s no need to thaw frozen salmon portions. Cook frozen wild Alaska salmon for a delicious meal in as little as 15 minutes.

Quick Tip: Before cooking frozen salmon portions, rinse off any ice glaze under cold water; pat dry with a paper towel.

In the Kitchen with Smoked and Canned Salmon

Extra short on time and need a quick protein solution for a delicious and nutritious meal that everyone will enjoy? Want to elevate your event on a tight timeline? Try canned or pouched salmon as an easy alternative to cooking, or pick up some hot or cold-smoked salmon, also known as lox, for your next brunch board, delicious dip or pasta night.

Featured Recipe Videos

Smoked Alaska Salmon Pizzetta Bianco

Alaska Smoked Salmon Pot Pie

Smoked Salmon Fresh Rolls with Basil

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