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GaKaye
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Copper River Salmon
      #1011449 - 05/26/09 08:31 PM (173.53.59.119)

Not a recipe, but Copper River Salmon is in season! Here in the East we can only get it in late May and early June, and I found some at the grocery store today. If you haven't tried it, look for it in your store...it is soooo delicious. A nice firm texture, redder than Atlantic or Pacific salmon, and not as "fishy". I just seasoned a filet with salt and pepper and pan seared it...so flavorful it doesn't need anything else.

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Todd
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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: GaKaye]
      #1012015 - 05/27/09 08:36 PM (76.27.253.117)

Copper River Salmon is very popular around here and the season is basically from mid May to mid June, so we can not get it fresh either other than at this time. Enjoy while you have the chance.
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T

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Augie
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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: Todd]
      #1012318 - 05/28/09 12:16 PM (67.80.98.224)

Todd, I assume this is Sockeye Salmon from the Copper River?
Will have to look for it. Do they smoke it also?

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Todd
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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: Augie]
      #1012331 - 05/28/09 12:31 PM (66.162.140.85)

Yes it is Sockeye, and they do smoke it as well as just about every other way of preparing it.

I really am not a Salmon fan, MJ is but I am no expert on how to prepare. It seems every family has their own way of cooking it up.
T


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GaKaye
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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: Todd]
      #1012485 - 05/28/09 05:39 PM (173.53.59.119)

We like it so much we're having it again tonight! I always buy some extra and vacuum seal it for the freezer. It lasts about six months that way, if we don't eat it first.

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silverfox82
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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: GaKaye]
      #1012557 - 05/28/09 08:05 PM (69.123.100.48)

Kaye, if you are ever in the Sterling, Va area order the lightly smoked salmon at the Sweetwater Tavern/brewpub. Incredible and I'm not a salmon guy.

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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: silverfox82]
      #1012635 - 05/29/09 05:20 AM (70.160.104.74)

Was in Costco yesterday and they actually had the Copper River Salmon, first time I have seen it there.

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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: SarahJane]
      #1012645 - 05/29/09 07:14 AM (98.109.126.174)

We get sockeye salmon here, but I have never seen Copper River per se...

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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: peconic]
      #1012979 - 05/29/09 08:32 PM (173.53.59.119)

Brian, look for it now, because it's in season. It really is worth trying!

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Re: Copper River Salmon [Re: GaKaye]
      #1013073 - 05/30/09 08:34 AM (98.109.126.174)

Ya, we're going shopping today and that is on my list to look for...

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