Salmon and sliced pineapple, slathered with homemade Teriyaki Sauce and grilled.
I don’t know about you, but each year we make a big fuss over the arrival of Copper River Salmon. Sweet, tender, buttery…melt in your mouth. We like it better than any other salmon that we find in our markets in Colorado.
The Copper River flows in the state of Alaska. Almost 300 miles in length, this wild rushing river empties into Prince William Sound at the town of Cordova. Salmon that swim in these pristine waters are challenged by its length and its strong cold rapids. Consequently, Copper River Salmon are strong, robust and healthy with natural oils and body fat. These qualities make the salmon among the richest, tastiest fish in the world.
When I asked for 3/4 of a pound, enough for the two of us for dinner, while waiting in the checkout line, I noticed I was given 1.20 pounds. I suppose it was an honest mistake, 3/4 could possible be mistaken for “a pound and a quarter”. At first I was irritated, but why wouldn’t I celebrate a slab of Copper River Salmon two nights in a row. Especially since it’s $15 a pound and some years I’ve paid up to $30.
The first night I prepared it by grilling it with a quick rub of olive oil and nothing but a scant of salt and pepper. Really that’s all it needs. The second night I decided to slather on some homemade teriyaki sauce while it was searing on the grill. It was incredible. I also grilled some slices of pineapple alongside which were also brushed with some olive oil and the teriyaki sauce. What a great Summer meal.
Do you have a a bottle of teriyaki sauce on your refrigerator door that you’ve purchased from the grocery store? You should really try homemade. It’s easy and tastier.
Salmon sense #3: Copper River Salmon is good for you, as it is loaded with Omega-3 oils, which are recommended by the American Heart Association. Your heart is not the only part of your body that benefits from salmon consumption: studies have found that fish oil may help combat such ailments as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer and migraines.
So much better than store bought. And so easy.
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup cold water
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
Mix the cornstarch and ¼ cold water together in a small measuring cup or bowl, and mix well until the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
Place the remaining ingredients in small sauce pan and bring to a low simmer.
Add the cornstarch mixture, whisking as you add it in.
Cook for about 2 minutes or until desired thickness.
Grilled Copper River Salmon with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce…It’s What’s for Dinner.