If you’re sick of grilling the same old chicken breasts, salmon is a great alternative. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which can help lower your risk of heart disease and are considered an anti-inflammatory aid.
When choosing your salmon, you want to make sure that it is wild caught, not farmed, because farmed salmon have been shown to have many issues included a higher level of PCBs and pollutants, increased amounts of sea lice and are prone to disease due to overcrowding. All Alaskan salmon is wild caught.
There are 6 different species of salmon commonly eaten in the United States. When choosing a salmon for grilling, the sockeye species is the best option but the king (or chinook) is another great tasting option with a bit milder flavor.
Using a wood plank for grilling is a great option to help keep your salmon steak in one piece while grilling.
Here’s a great recipe to get you started grilling with salmon!