The Lenten Season has officially begun
The Lenten Season has officiall...

The Lenten season has officially started, commemorating the 40-day period before the holy day of Easter, and during which fish is frequently substituted for meat. What better entrée is there besides Alaskan seafood?

Visit the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute site for delicious recipes to enjoy during Lent and all year round!

Alaska Sockeye Salmon with Herbs and Garlic
Serves 4 to 6

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes

1-1/2 pounds Alaska Sockeye Salmon, fresh or thawed
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Cooking spray
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 cup white wine
2 Tablespoons melted butter or extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons finely minced fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh herbs

Remove Alaska Sockeye salmon from refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Heat grill to 375°F.

Cut 2 pieces of wide, heavy-duty aluminum foil about 6-inches longer than the salmon side. Stack the foil pieces (shiny side down) on a baking sheet and spray generously with cooking spray. Place the salmon, skin side down, in the middle of the foil. Fold the foil sides and ends up (1 to 2-inches) to make a shallow pan around the salmon, leaving at least a 1-inch margin around the fish. Season salmon with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mix together the wine, butter, garlic and herbs. Spoon the mixture over the top of the salmon, drizzling with any remaining liquid.

Carefully transfer the foil pan to the center of the preheated grill. Do not cover the salmon with foil or close the foil over the salmon. Close grill cover and cook for 10 to 13 minutes, cooking just until fish is lightly translucent in the center – it will finish cooking from retained heat. Remove from the grill and let rest a few minutes before serving.

Cook’s Tip: Check salmon for doneness at 10 minutes.

Variation: Roast in an oven preheated to 375°F, cooking 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly translucent in the center. Be sure to let the salmon rest a few minutes before serving.