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Skillet Copper River Sockeye Salmon with Spring Vegetables

Updated: Feb 29

Inspired by Lindsey Johnson of Cafe Johnsonia

Adapted by Diane Wiese, F/V Martin Is

Courtesy of our partner, Copper River Marketing Association

Experience the exquisite flavors of the Copper River Sockeye Salmon with Spring Vegetables. Pan-seared to perfection, the Copper River sockeye salmon is served atop a bed of Mizuna greens, accompanied by golden potatoes and sautéed spring vegetables. Elevate your dining with this vibrant and nutritious dish, optionally drizzled with a delightful mustard vinaigrette.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes

Marinade time: at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours



2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into about 1/4" slices, boiled just until tender 

1 lb. mixed spring vegetables (pea pods, baby carrots, green onions, green beans, radishes) 

Small bunch of leafy greens, such as flowering brassica, Raab, baby kale, or chard 

Olive oil 

Salt and pepper, to taste 

Mizuna or other greens for serving platter 

Mustard vinaigrette (optional)



1 Pat the Copper River sockeye salmon fillet dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.

2 Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

3 Add the Copper River sockeye salmon fillets, skin side down. Cook Copper River sockeye salmon fillet for about 3-4 minutes.

4 Gently turn Copper River sockeye salmon fillets over and cook Copper River sockeye salmon fillet for an additional 2-3 minutes until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

5 Place the Copper River sockeye salmon fillets on top of the Mizuna greens on a serving platter, and cover to keep warm.

6 Add more olive oil and sliced potatoes to the hot pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until golden.

7 Transfer to a platter and keep warm.

8 Heat olive oil in another skillet with spring vegetables, salt & pepper, and sauté until tender-crisp.

9 Add leafy greens to skillet, salt & pepper to taste, and cook until bright green and barely tender.

10 Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with a little mustard vinaigrette.



Good to Know STORY


Skillet salmon is a versatile and quick-to-prepare dish.


Notable for its crispy skin and rich omega-3 fatty acids, skillet salmon provides both a delightful culinary experience and health benefits. The direct heat of the skillet creates a perfect sear, enhancing the overall taste and texture. With its ability to pair well with diverse seasonings and ingredients, skillet salmon offers endless flavor possibilities.


Additionally, its nutrient-rich profile, including protein and essential vitamins, contributes to its appeal as a wholesome meal. Opting for sustainable choices like Copper River Sockeye Salmon ensures both delectable dining and an eco-conscious approach.


Whether for a quick family dinner or an elegant gathering, skillet salmon's versatility and visual appeal make it a standout choice for various occasions.



*Visit our store to learn more about the variety of fish Alaska has to offer, such as Copper River king salmon, wild Alaskan halibut, wild Alaskan black cod (sablefish), and more.

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