We are gearing up for Wild Alaska Salmon Day on August 10th by grilling up this delicious grilled Alaska wild coho salmon. Coho salmon is creamy and has a mild delicate flavor.
Fire up your grills because this Alaska salmon foil packet recipe is perfect for cooking on a grill! I include a video to show you how easy this simple dinner recipe is to make!
(*This post was created in partnership with Alaska Seafood. I received compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.)
I am so excited to share with you my favorite way to cook Alaska salmon with you. This grilled Alaska coho salmon makes a quick and easy dinner, and this recipe is so versatile you can even make it while camping!
Do your kids like seafood? I feel fortunate that my kids love salmon. I suspect it is because of the creamy mild flavor, but as long as they like it, I’m happy. Alaska salmon is not only high in protein, but it is full of healthy Omega 3’s, Vitamin D, and Selenium too!
Did you know there are several types of salmon? Each has a slightly different flavor. What is important is to make sure you are buying Alaska salmon because it provides a wide range of seafood possibilities and healthful options!
For more information about Alaska salmon and seafood, head over to their site where you will find recipes, harvesting information, cooking techniques, and tips.
Types of Salmon in Alaska:
- King salmon
All five varieties of Alaska salmon are available fresh and/or frozen all year round. I was able to find coho salmon frozen and at our fish counter. I opted to buy fresh Alaska salmon for this post, but I will also walk you through how to defrost your salmon. You can also get more frozen techniques at Alaska Seafood.
For this recipe, I used Alaska silver coho salmon. Alaska is very proud to be our nation’s largest source of domestic seafood – nearly 60 percent of all the wild seafood harvested in the U.S. comes from the pristine waters of Alaska.
Alaska coho lends itself to a host of preparation styles. Coho salmon is the second largest Alaska salmon species and is known for its orange-red flesh, delicate flavor and firm texture. Wild Alaska coho is available mid-June through late October and frozen year-round.”
How to Cook Wild Alaska Coho Salmon:
The first step is to lay out the thawed Alaska salmon on a plate. Top with salt, fresh herbs like thyme and chives, and fresh lime slices.
Drizzle olive oil or avocado oil over the Alaska salmon. Transfer the fish to a large piece of aluminum foil for grilling. Preheat the grill.
Place the Alaska salmon on the grill and fold the foil around the fish. Close the grill cover and allow to cook for 8 minutes.
How can you tell when the salmon is cooked?
- Open up the foil and make sure the fish is cooked.
- The Alaska salmon should be firm to the touch.
- Alaska coho salmon should give away when you insert a fork into it. The fish should not flake.
- The meat should not look translucent, that means it is still raw inside.
Slice the Alaska salmon up for easing servings. Dinner is ready in under 20 minutes!!!
Here is an easy video to walk you through all of the steps to make this grilled Alaska salmon:
More Delicious Alaska Seafood Recipes to Try:
Easy tutorial and video to show you how to grill coho salmon in foil packets
- 2 pounds Alaska coho salmon (De-boned)
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons fresh chives
- 1 lime (thinly sliced)
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
Preheat the grill.
Lay out the coho salmon filets. Coat with salt, herbs, and sliced limes.
Drizzle avocado oil on top.
Place the filets onto a large piece of aluminum foil.
Wrap the fish in the foil packets.
Grill for 8 minutes until done.