Before I turned 30, you couldn’t pay me to eat salmon. I knew the nutrition stats for salmon were great but still didn’t want anything to do with it. Then one day, as if out of the blue, I started learning to love salmon.
I suppose it started with the night I met Dr. Andrew Weil at True Food Kitchen. One of the dishes served was grilled salmon over the harvest chopped salad, and I remember thinking how the salmon was cooked to perfection and loaded with flavor, but wasn’t sure if it was just a fluke.
I decided to put my new-found appreciation for salmon to the test when I ordered a blackened salmon salad at La Sirena Grill. Different preparation, but still quite delicious.
But I have to admit the dish that really taught me to love salmon was grilled salmon at Watermarc. For whatever reason the preparation is phenomenal. I’m usually the type of person who likes to order something different at restaurants, but every time I’m at Watermarc I go straight for the salmon.
While I’ve been learning to love salmon in cooked forms, I still can’t get on board with salmon sashimi and smoked salmon. So that poses the question: how can I learn to love salmon in all it’s forms? Any and all advice is most welcome.
Any other salmon lovers out there? Where’s the best place to get a good piece of (sustainable) salmon?