When in season, grilled salmon is an easy and delicious dish. According to FreshDirect's David McInerney, the extra oils and fats (known as omega-3s) that wild salmon store for their upstream journey is what gives them their distinctive taste.
When cooking wild Alaskan salmon on the grill, how can you make the most of their flavor? McInerney offers some advice:
Soak a cedar plank overnight to grill the fish on. After the plank has been soaked, simply season the fish with a little salt and pepper to bring out its natural flavors. Then, place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank and place it directly on a hot grill. Close the grill lid for five to 10 minutes, or until the center of the fish is flaky and opaque in color. When done cooking, the fish should have a wood-smoked flavor.
Fresh wild Alaskan salmon is available from mid-May through the end of September, so fire up your grills and take advantage of this outstanding fish while it’s in season.