I figured since I just visited Sitka, Alaska on a Culinary Seafood Retreat it makes sense to post a salmon recipe! Whenever I am asked the questions “What is your favorite food?” or “What would be your last meal?” (Quite frankly I don’t want to think about a meal being my last……..)
You know what my answer always is? Salmon. Really it is. Pretty pink, sustainably raised, wild salmon.
Simply grilled or pan seared is perfect. Lightly sauced with a huge helping of veggies ~ enlightenment found. (By the way, a lot to follow on the trip to Sitka, I just need to go through my heaps of photos!)
Not only is salmon the king of fish for me because of it’s amazing flavor. After I enjoy it my mood elevates immensely.
Does salmon make you feel extra happy when you eat it? I do believe that all of those healthy Omega-3 fish oils are mood enhancing. Not to mention they work wonders on the skin and hair.
Some folks say that they don’t like salmon because it tastes too “fishy.” If this is the case for you I suggest you find a fish monger that can get you the freshest, wild catch possible. Your salmon experience should end up blissful if you do this. There is nothing like super fresh fish.
For a little twist (and because I love sauces) I whipped up a minty yogurt sauce.
It compliments the salmon perfectly and is also super good for ya!
By the way, here is a glimpse of beautiful Sitka, Alaska. I have roughly 1000 photos to sort through. Quite the travel library.
It was very overcast the duration of the trip. We had a brief bursts of sun and the colors were glorious!
Do you like salmon caviar? I love it’s fishy flavor, either you love it or leave it. Your choice.
It adds a little something special if you are entertaining guests.
Serve over a cushy bed of rainbow quinoa. Or any colored quinoa. Or rice, pasta, etc…
This would be a lovely dish served at an al fresco dinner party, wedding, shower ~ or any time you like.
This simple sautéed salmon is quick enough to serve for a casual at home lunch or dinner. Make yourself feel extra special and pack up leftovers in your lunchbox.
I love recipes that are this simple to prepare, but pass the test for a gourmet feast.
How do you like to cook up salmon? Feel free to share links to your favorite recipes below…
I am always up for new ways to cook my favorite fish!
Salmon Recipe Links
- Baked Salmon with Browned Butter Sauce
- Caribbean Jerk Salmon Bowl with Mango Salsa Pinch of Yum
- Food on Table Baked Herb Salmon A Taste of Koko
- Norwegian Salmon Gravlax with Dill Mustard Sauce
- Sautéed Citrus Herb Salmon The Comfort of Cooking
- Wild Salmon with Basil Aioli and Quinoa
Disclosure: The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) hosted me on a spectacular culinary retreat. All thoughts, opinions and views are my own.
40 thoughts on “Wild Salmon with Minty Yogurt Sauce”
Stuuuuuuunningggggggg. Rub my face with that caviar, ‘mkay?
It’s a deal Bev. I can arrange that salmon caviar rub down 😉
A beautiful recipe! Unfortunately, it’ll be without the salmon eggs for me as I’m not keen on them… ;-P
That sitka shot is splendid!
I LOVE salmon. We try and eat it at least once a week. And it’s so good for you, too! Win, win. However, I cannot get past salmon roe. The texture of those eggs bursting when you eat them totally grosses me out!
The minty yogurt, is an interesting twist to change it up. Good idea!
Beautiful photos of the fish! Also, a gorgeous photo of Sitka. Fresh seafood is the best.
Thanks Julia!! Yes, nothing like that fresh fish 🙂
Not sure I can get into salmon caviar, but I’m a total salmon addict!
That salmon caviar looks pretty special – how fun! Wow! My hubs would LOVE LOVE this meal! And I love the photos, the styling, the plates and white wood surface – so beautiful and with fish or any protein, time is a’ tickin’ when you go to shoot it. No dilly dallying! GREAT work!
Hi Averie! I think I remember you telling me how much your hubs loves great salmon. He would have LOVED Alaska too!
Welcome back! Great pictures as always and the salmon looks fantastic.
Thanks so much!! It was a fabulous journey 🙂
Love salmon and salmon roe. This recipe looks fantastic
Yay! Kathy, finally someone who loves the salmon and salmon roe. Lots of folks would ditch the caviar ~ never me though!
I love salmon – happened to pick up a big pack from Costco’s the other day. It’s sitting in my fridge right now curing – making gravlax! Here’s one of my kids’ favorite ways to enjoy salmon: http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2012/05/salmon-with-thai-coconut-curry-sauce.html
Love this salmon recipe!
Wow, is that ever pretty! I’ve never even seen salmon caviar–got to look for it!
Thanks Sommer! You can find the salmon caviar at stores like Whole Foods and certain fish markets as well.
The Salmon looks beautiful besides delicious!!! 😀
BTW I am hosting a gala dinner extravaganza, a fabulous linky party for all. It’s going to go on for the entire weekend. You can post anything – appetizers, drinks, soups, stews, desserts, finger foods – anything that takes your fancy. You can also post party decor or other party related ideas.
Please come and join the party and help me make it a success.
Thanks for that info Minnie!
Beautiful photos, Marla. This recipe is right up my alley!
This salmon looks absolutely delicious! My sister lived in Sitka for a summer a few years ago and I’ve always wanted to go. Your picture makes the urge that much stronger!
Beautiful photos! I love salmon and your recipe looks great.
I am really really making an effort to eat healthier and incorporate a lot of fresh and wholefoods. This recipe is just beautiful!
Yummy! This looks like a fantastic dinner – I love the combination of flavors.
This is a beautiful recipe Marla made all the more so by your photos! I feel salmon is usually one of the less ‘fishy fish’ so your advice about sourcing is great. I have loved tracing your trip via Instagram, especially the shots with all of you on the boats with ‘full gear’. Very ‘Deadliest Catch’. Can’t wait to see more of your pics!
Hi Toni! Aren’t those photos hilarious ~ we were certainly VEry geared up. Yours truly even got a smidge of the sea sickies 😉
This looks awesome! And your plates are beautiful too 🙂
I loved visiting Sitka and I love salmon. Sounds like a great trip, Marla – and what a great recipe!
I love Salmon! It makes me happy after I eat it too. I thought that was just me.
We are going to be in CA October 12-19th. Jill is having a post “justice of the peace legal ceremony” reception thing. ???
We would all love to see you and the family if you are around that week!
Yay!!! This is so exciting! Andrea, we should all be here and can’t wait to see you guys. We will set aside that weekend and as much FUN as we can have with you! XO
Thanks for the link Marla! Your salmon looks awesome and I LOVE the board that you’re shooting on! 🙂
This is JUST STUNNING. Really, really beautiful Marla!
I’ve never had salmon caviar! Looks so delicious, Marla. Have been following your Sitka adventures on Instagram. So fun!
That looks fabulous! I would pay big bucks for that at a nice restaurant.
Love the yogurt sauce on the salmon… though I think I’ll pass on the caviar. Try as I have, I just don’t really enjoy it.
What a gorgeous dish! I could eat salmon every day and I agree, it does wonders for your skin and mood!
Meghan, I am in the every day plan too. Sometimes 2X a day 😉
I love this take. I am always looking for creative ways to try salmon. Thanks!
very appetizing! I love Salmon!:)