Copper River Salmon at Ivar’s

May 23, 2011 – 12:40 pm

Work obligations mean I have to give up my flex days off for awhile. I had to have a great lunch to see them off. I headed down to Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing and took a look at the day’s fresh sheet. They had just gotten in a load of the somewhat legendary Copper River salmon, so I had to give it a try. There were two preparations, a Sockeye fillet cedar planked with a pesto cream sauce, and King fillet grilled with a blackberry basil beurre rouge (a red wine butter sauce). I went with the latter and was very pleased with my choice. The gorgeous salmon was grilled to a perfect medium with a hint of smoke. The blackberry basil beurre rouge was a stellar accompaniment, and one that I hope to learn to duplicate, as this menu item is limited to the very short Copper River salmon run. The asparagus and yukon gold mashed potatoes were entirely serviceable, but paled in comparison, justifiably, to the salmon itself. I hope to get back to Ivar’s again before the run is over, but even if I don’t, I always know that I can go there for an excellent Northwest meal.

Updated to add that Ivar’s has published the recipe here!

  1. One Response to “Copper River Salmon at Ivar’s”

  2. yum I love Ivars too

    By mom on May 23, 2011

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