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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