How to Cook Wild Salmon


Wild salmon season is here and we couldn't be more excited! This is the delica-sea we look forward to all year. It’s easy to cook salmon! Follow these steps for a delicious healthy meal in minutes. Courtesy of Copper River Salmon. Shop Copper River wild salmon here.

Sautéed & Pan-Seared

  1. Brush both sides of fish with oil or butter
  2. Heat in a pan over medium high heat
  3. Cook for 6-8 minutes

Roasting & Broiling

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F
  2. Brush both sides of fish with oil or butter
  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes


  1. Simmer water in a large pan
  2. Turn off heat and add fish skin side down
  3. Liquid should cover fish completely
  4. Cover the pan tightly with a lid and return to light simmer
  5. Cook 4-6 minutes


  1. Thoroughly clean and preheat grill
  2. Oil both sides of the fish
  3. Marinate or season fish
  4. Grill until meat is opaque all the way through

Perfect Pairings

The rich flavor of wild salmon pairs beautifully with dry red and white wines that have fruity notes such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are more into beer, pair with hoppy beers like IPAs and Pilsners.

Friendly Flavors

  • Coriander
  • Avacado
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Chevril
  • Lime
  • Mustard
  • Thyme
  • Miso
  • Rosemary
  • Cucumber
  • Shallots

Note: Cooked fish should have an internal temp of 140°F