A cousin of ours has a family salmon business up in Alaska called Wild Kenai Red Salmon. They actually shipped us these beautiful frozen and smoked salmon fillets to try after hearing about our food blog in an annual family Christmas letter. The fillets were delivered overnight via fed-ex in a Styrofoam cooler, arriving cold and fresh as ever.
We grilled the salmon fillet on a cedar plank with a mild soy-based glaze.
It looks like they have some nice recipes for salmon on their blog too: http://www.wildkenaisalmon.com/blog/
Zach: I have never been a fan of cooked salmon (I prefer it raw). Nor have I ever had sockeye salmon before. This fillet knocked my socks off. It was dense and tasted like a clean ocean spray, not fishy at all.
John: It was amazing how fast the salmon was delivered to us. The freshness was palpable. The fresh salmon was better than most cooked salmon I’ve had at restaurants. The skin was actually edible and did not have that fish-sitting-on-display-all-day taste.
Les: What struck me most about the fillet (delivered frozen) was the amazing color. I think these fillets would be an amazing foodie gift for friends and family who have it all and love fine foods.