Wild Alaskan salmon!

This is the first time I have ever cooked wild Salmon and possibly the first time I’ve eaten it as well. I’ve always heard great things about it and I have to say they were true. We’ve been eating free range everything lately as well as only organic grass fed beef thanks to food inc. (movie). Grass fed beef has a slightly different taste and at first took a little getting used too. I guess you could say its a tiny bit gamey. So my first thought is that wild salmon would be the same but it’s not. Wild salmon takes no getting used too at all as it is perfection on its own. The wild salmon and naturally grass grazing beef both have a deeper red color to them which I find kind of interesting. I’ll be doing my best to stay away from the farm raised salmon from now on as we like to do things more naturally around here. On a side note I wouldn’t eat anything other than grass fed beef and it tastes wonderful FYI (I just don’t want to scare anyone off from a product that is amazing for you by saying it’s gamey because it’s really not bad and its so much better for you. One article I read went as far as to say grass fed beef as opposed to corn fed is a totally different product. One is good for you and the other is not. They are not the same cow.). So enough about those beautiful grass grazing cows and lets get on with some wild Alaskan salmon!

Wild Alaskan Salmon

Makes two servings.

12 oz. wild Alaskan salmon, or however much
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1 T. unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry salmon pieces then place on some tin foil on top of a cookie sheet that has been rubbed with a little olive oil (cooking spray works wonderfully). Plop the salmon on the foil and pour a couple glugs of olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and tarragon and rub coating all over. Squeeze a little lemon juice over top and cut the T. of butter into small pieces placing on top as well. Toss the pan in the oven and then switch the oven from baking at 400 degrees to broil (hi) and cook for 5 – 7 minutes or until cooked through. Perfection!

I baked the potatoes the same way I do my baked fries but cut them into cubes instead of fry shapes so they would be more like breakfast potatoes.

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