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Copper River Salmon with Basil Lemon Butter

By Tom Britton, June 16, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Tom Britton
Secret Ingredient host Mark Law reels in the season’s most anticipated catch: Copper River salmon. Learn how to prepare this rich, firm textured fish and discover a simple way to complement its buttery texture with a homemade basil-lemon butter.




aaron philibert says ...
the copper river salmon recipe w/compound butter. wonderful. thank you.
06/16/2008 8:01:18 PM CDT
Barbara Brouse says ...
I cannot play the video on my computer with the Copper River Salmon and Lemon BAsil butter May I please have the recipe. I look forward every year to buying and enjoying Copper River Salmon Please help me with this recipe Many thanks Come to Staunton/ Harrisonburg area soon please I shop at your store in Charlottesville, but live in Staunton Va. Barbara
06/19/2008 11:26:24 AM CDT
pat says ...
This looks great. Could you use lemon basil? I always grow that kind.
06/17/2008 2:55:57 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@pat Personally, I think of recipes as road maps - they are guides that help lead you to your final destination, but you decide the exact path you take. Okay, that was kind of cheesey - but yes, feel free to experiment with what you've got and let us know how it turns out!
06/17/2008 3:35:21 PM CDT
Oscar says ...
I really enjoyed the presentation. Great job! I look forward to the next secret ingredient segment.
06/19/2008 10:06:45 PM CDT
mod*mom says ...
i'm going to try this. i'm so sad about the decline of the wild pacific salmon. my favorite whole foods deli item is the grilled salmon :)
06/18/2008 6:41:53 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Barbara Sorry that the video isn't working on your computer. I'll have someone look into the problem. In the meanwhile, you can find the recipe for the Copper River Salmon with Lemon Basil Butter here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/secretingredient/salmon_basillemonbutter.html Happy cooking!
06/19/2008 1:24:54 PM CDT
Sharon says ...
Just bought salmon, but it was the "other kind", sooo, I'm rushing right out to buy the copper river salmon and try this recipe. Needless to say, I will find some other great things at our newest Whole Foods in Pasadena. It is a dream. I could spend the whole day there! Loved your video, simple and easy to follow. Thanks so much.
06/20/2008 1:16:55 PM CDT
Brenda says ...
No need to smother a great fish like this in butter. Just grill it simply and enjoy. Save the butter for Atlantic salmon or other cheaper fish.
05/25/2011 9:27:48 AM CDT
Helgaa says ...
Instead of basil, try fresh tarragon for the herb butter.
05/25/2012 3:55:49 PM CDT