|Hackensack's Alaska connection is Costco Wholesale.|
About a week after the season's first fresh wild-salmon fillets began showing up at Costco Wholesale, the Hackensack warehouse store slashed the price to $8.99 a pound from $13.99.
On Friday, my wife picked up our second Copper River sockeye fillet, and I roasted the portions in a preheated 450-degree oven after adding just a sprinkling of salt and ground Aleppo red pepper.
The smallest portion was finished in about 7 minutes, and the larger ones in 10 minutes.
I had chopped up mint and oregano from the garden, and added extra-virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lime juice to them, spooning some on the juicy fillet.
|On Friday night, I ate wild salmon with a baked white Korean yam and a salad.|
There is nothing like the color and taste of fresh wild salmon, especially when compared to artificially colored farmed salmon.
|Fresh wild Alaskan salmon goes great with two organic brown eggs at breakfast.|
|Straight out of the oven, fresh sockeye salmon is juicy. Straight out of the fridge, above, you can taste the heart-healthy fat in the flesh and skin. This was a light dinner.|
|Smoked wild Alaskan salmon in an open-face breakfast omelet.|
|For a break from wild salmon, we use salted Alaskan
pollock to make ackee and salt fish, and serve it with boiled green
bananas and Valentina hot sauce, below.|