You can never go wrong with this broiled copper river salmon recipe! This visually appealing dessert serves up the perfect grand finale for your dinner parties. Also,  it is a must-have addition to your picnic and weekend getaways dessert tables!

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Copper River Salmon Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 351 kcal


Salmon ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Salmon fillets about 1-inch at the thickest part.
  • ½ fresh lemon.
  • Fresh dill for garnish.
  • Lemon wedges

Brine ingredients

  • Brown sugar.
  • Kosher salt.


  • In a bowl of water, add salt and sugar into the water in the following proportion: 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of kosher salt. ( This is per one cup of water)
  • Gently place salmon fillets in a dish and then cover with the brine mixture. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the salmon fillets from the brine, rinse under cold water and then pat dry.
  • In a prepared oven, place a cast iron griddle. Then preheat the broiler with the oven rack, ensure that they are 4 to 6 inches away from the heat.
  • Allow the griddle to get hot before proceeding to cook the salmon.
  • Place each of the fillets' skin side down over the already heated cast iron griddle.
  • Brush each of the prepared filets with melted butter, squeeze lemon juice over the top and then sprinkle salt and pepper as well.
  • Leave to boil for 8 to 10 minutes until it gets to your desired taste.
  • Serve your Copper River salmon garnished with fresh dill springs and lemon wedges.
Keyword American cuisine, Copper river salmon, main meal

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Notes: Copper river salom recipe

  • Although it is best to consume salmon 3-5 days after purchase, it could last longer than that. Moreover, if salmon is refrigerated on the day of purchase, it can last for up to 3 months. It can also last up to 8 months in the freezer if you use a vacuum seal container.
  • To determine the amount of brine needed for the recipe,  place salmon into a dish. Secondly, use a measuring cup to add enough water that will cover the fish. Finally, remove the fish and mix the brine.

Health Benefits: Copper River Salmon recipe

Mental health

Salmon has high amounts of vitamin D, which has also been tied to lower rates of depression. Also, vitamin D is added to many fortified foods, and you can increase your levels through sun exposure.

Stronger bones

Salmon and other types of fatty fish offer an array of bone-boosting nutrients. Moreso, they contain vitamin D, which helps your body use calcium. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which may also aid bones.

Improves sleep

According to research, fatty fish is good food for better sleep. More so, the study found that people who ate salmon three times per week slept better. Also, they performed better during the day.

How to season salmon

Fresh salmon produces an extremely lovely richness, the seasoning will work to bring out the rich taste of the fish. 

However, before seasoning, ensure that your salmon is thawed completely. Also, Make sure that the salmon is pat dry before you season it.

If you long for a fresh summer taste, you can choose to season salmon with available fresh citrus

Also, orange, lime, and lemon are good options to add the perfect summer flavor you desire. If you desire a sweeter flavor, you could decide to season your salmon with honey or brown sugar.

Nutritional information: Copper river salmon

  • Calories: 351kcal
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Saturated fat: 5.7g
  • Protein: 44.1g
  • Sodium: 141 mg

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