Monday, May 21, 2007

three cheers for the Copper River run !

It's Copper River Salmon season again ! Every May, around the 15th, the first salmon of the season return to the rivers and streams of Alaska with the Copper River being one of the first. King, Sockeye, and Silver salmon embark on long journeys up the Copper River to spawn and lay their eggs. As salmon begin their last journey up this home stretch and prepare to mate, their feeding habits diminish. Because the Copper River salmon's journey is so long, they must store extra fat and oils in order to survive the long trip. This high fat and oil content is why Copper River salmon are recognized as some of the world's best eating salmon. It's what we're having for dinner tonight. And hopefully every night until it's all gone. It is the most fantastic fish I have had and worth all the hype it receives.

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