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Salmon dinnerI have had salmon on the brain ever since I mentioned in a post yesterday about the delicious salmon dinner I had recently.

With the arrival of summer, I am looking forward to more of this lovely fish!

Wild salmon is the perfect healthy choice for summer BBQs or light family meals. It’s easy to grill, broil, roast or poach. And it’s one of our favorite meals around here. (Though, I know I don’t make it often enough for my family’s liking! Sorry babe.)

Salmon is so flavorful on its own so I go understated in how I prepare it.


I simply sprinkle it with some season salt and lemon pepper, then grill on a soaked cedar plank or in some aluminum foil (or bake in the oven in aluminum foil if it’s not grilling weather.)

The main trick to good salmon is to not overcook it. Make sure that it is just a little pink in the center still, but the important key is that its layers flake apart easily. I will usually pull mine off the heat just a tad before it’s done because it keeps cooking a bit while we are getting ready for serving.

I love this meal served with roasted asparagus and red potatoes, then drizzled with some melted lemon butter.

Thanks to my friends over at Whole Foods Market, here are some other interesting ways you can try cooking with salmon:

Wild Alaska Salmon and Avocado Salad

Citrus Marinated Grilled Salmon with Tabbouleh Salad

Wild Coho Salmon with Sunshine Rice

Speaking of Whole Foods Market, and salmon, Whole Foods is running a great deal on Wild Alaskan Sockeye today! You won’t want to miss it!

ONE DAY SALE: Whole Foods Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon One Day Sale today, Friday, June 21. Enjoy salmon from your local Whole Foods Market at only $11.99 per lb.—quite a value for this peak season catch. Pick some up TODAY at your local Whole Foods Market for your weekend BBQ or healthy, summer-inspired meal!


Great things you should know about this salmon:

  • It’s wild salmon season! This Sockeye is fresh, never frozen, and rich in Omega-3s.
  • Sockeye Reds draw people in with their bright red color and extra firm texture. Premium sockeye – that with the highest oil content – comes from either very long river systems or from glacial, very cold river systems.
  • Whole Foods’ wild Alaska salmon comes from fisheries rated green or yellow by the Monterey Bay Aquarium or Blue Ocean Institute. That signals healthy populations (no overfishing) and a fishing method that’s easy on the environment.
  • Whole Foods Port Buyers are based in Alaska throughout the salmon season. They work personally with fishermen to bring the highest-quality salmon to Whole Foods’ fresh cases.

What is your favorite way to prepare salmon?