Sitka Salmon With Lemon Garlic Cream

Community Supported Fishery

Many of us are trying to add more healthful foods to our diet. Salmon is a health powerhouse. It’s a great source of protein-rich with Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin B, Selenium, Antioxidants and more. We’re are eating more sustainably and support responsible providers of the food we consume.

Sitka Salmon Coho Salmon
Sitka Salmon Coho Salmon

Sitka Salmon Shares is a collective of fisherman who bring wild Alaskan seafood to your door. Similar to preorders or produce shares with local farmers, Sitka members purchase “shares” of the community-supported fishery harvest. You can decide how much fish you want during the season.

One of the things that we really liked was that the fishing vessel that caught your fish is clearly identified on the packaging. We went on the Sitka Salmon website to learn more about F/V Sunfish and learned John fishes with his daughter Nora and fishing runs in the family as John’s son Marsh also captains another Sitka Salmon vessel the F/V Loon. There’s something that makes us feel good eating their fish and also supporting American small business.

You know we at Food Travelist want the best products we can get our hands on. But at the same time, we want to be sure that the vendors we’re working with not only provide top quality but we expect them to also take care of the planet and their workers. Sitka Salmon corners the market on all of these important qualities. Constantly looking to improve their supply chain and care for their community they are terrific global citizens. Take a look at this short video on their sustainability practices.

Sustainability from Sitka Salmon Shares on Vimeo.

 

Disclaimer: We were provided with product samples by Sitka Salmon Shares. This article contains our own honest opinion based on our experience.

Choose Your Package

There are different packages from which to choose. Seafood include salmon, prawns, whitefish and crabs. We had the opportunity to sample their salmon and cod and they were both absolutely delicious. Sitka is a real treat in fresh, sustainable seafood and a way to support a community of fishermen. Best of all, they deliver right to your door so you don’t have to go anywhere to pick up your stash!

Sitka Salmon
Sitka Salmon

It wouldn’t be right to talk about all this deliciousness without offering you an example of how you can bring it to your table.  Here’s a recipe we used with a gorgeous piece of wild Alaskan salmon that came to our door.

Pan-Seared Sitka Salmon With Lemon Garlic Cream

This recipe with Sitka salmon is easy and quick. Use just one skillet and be ready in less than half an hour. The citrusy, creamy garlic sauce compliments the fish perfectly and provides a soul-satisfying nutritious meal.

Recipe with Sitka Salmon Ingredients

The Salmon

2 Tablespoons olive oil
6 x 4 oz. skin-on salmon fillets or one large fillet of salmon uncut with skin on (be sure to take any bones out with tweezers before cooking)
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

The Lemon Garlic Cream

1 Tablespoon butter pan.

1 cup half & half (can use fat free if you prefer)
1/2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Zest and juice from 1 whole lemon
4-5 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried dill
3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
Lemon slices to garnish
Fresh chopped flat leaf (Italian) parsley to garnish

 

Recipe with Sitka Salmon
Delicious Sitka Salmon

Directions

The Salmon

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper; place in skillet skin-side down. If using fillets cook 3 at a time, don’t crowd the pan.
  3. Cook for 6 minutes or until the salmon is cooked about 3/4 of the way through. Do not fuss with the fish! Just let it sit and cook.
  4. Flip the salmon or fillets over and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from skillet onto platter and set aside.

The Lemon Garlic Cream

  1. While the salmon is cooking combine half & half, flour, cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, marjoram, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly blended together.
  2. Add butter to the nonstick skillet and melt over medium heat.
  3. Add the prepared cream to the skillet and bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer.
  4. Return the salmon or fillets to the skillet skin-side down on top of the sauce.
  5. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes or until the salmon is cooked and heated through.
  6. Remove skillet from heat and put salmon or fillets on platter, skin-side down.
  7. Spoon lemon garlic cream over salmon evenly.
  8. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley. Serve immediately.

This recipe with Sitka Salmon can be served with a side of rice, quinoa or potatoes. Veggies that work well as sides include spinach, kale, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli. A nice crusty bread can be used to sop up all of the lemon garlic cream.

Taste The Sitka Salmon Difference

Why support Sitka Salmon and their fisherman? Here are the 8 reasons they clearly explain on their website:

  1. Wild Caught
  2. Community-Based
  3. Finest Quality
  4. Just
  5. Transparent
  6. Conscious
  7. Easy
  8. Sustainable

Who needs more reasons than that? Not us.

If you’re interested in learning more about Sitka Salmon Shares, visit their website here.

 

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13 thoughts on “Sitka Salmon With Lemon Garlic Cream

  1. I haven’t tried cooking Salmon fillets yet. This looks so good. I bet my hubby will love it

  2. I don’t eat any type of seafood, but I know my brothers would love this recipe. Salmon is their favorite!

  3. Some people bother with seafood odor like fish, not me. I basically can eat fish especially salmon like every week. And I like to support local food market too.

  4. Yum, this looks so amazing. I am not a huge fan of salmon, but this looks so delicious that I just have to try it.

  5. We love seafoods! This recipe will definitely go on my list to try. Looks so delicious!

  6. We’ve been cooking salmon belly strips so many times in the past weeks and my daughter requested another recipe. I will be trying this recipe, thanks!

  7. I love salmon when it’s made right, but I don’t venture there very often. I’d love to try Sitka Salmon!

  8. My family is huge fans of seafood. I can’t wait to make this recipe for them. I know they’re going to love it.

  9. Salmon is my life line, so I am 100000% drooling over this. I eat salmon EVERY DAY, twice a day!!! 😀

  10. I bet my family would like this! They enjoy their seafood. My mom would enjoy it too. She eats a ton of salmon.

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