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post #19066 of 25384
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I made Copper River salmon this weekend. The difference between that and regular salmon is like, holy god, wow.

+100. I will make some this weekend.
post #19067 of 25384
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I made Copper River salmon this weekend. The difference between that and regular salmon is like, holy god, wow.

Was it sockeye or king?
post #19068 of 25384
it's great fish (a buddy of mine "invented" it). but i'd suggest also checking out some of the other single-run salmon that are out there. copper river is the first and one of the best, but other fisheries have caught on. there's a lot of good -- high cost -- salmon available now.
post #19069 of 25384
I had my first oyster ever tonight. Disappointing.
post #19070 of 25384
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I had my first oyster ever tonight. Disappointing.

sorry to hear that but DO NOT let that discourage you. Maybe they weren't the best oysters. Fresh, good oysters are amazing!
post #19071 of 25384
Eating oysters seems to be a better lifestyle for the dignified aesthete than a dinner for the hungry diner, but I generally don't take to delicacies.
post #19072 of 25384
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

it's great fish (a buddy of mine "invented" it). but i'd suggest also checking out some of the other single-run salmon that are out there. copper river is the first and one of the best, but other fisheries have caught on. there's a lot of good -- high cost -- salmon available now.
What names should I be looking for?
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Depends on where you are and what your fish monger can get.  Yukon River is excellent and expensive, a little later run, most goes to the Japanese market.  There are others I can't remember their names, but ask at your market and they should be able to get something for you.  The cold rivers make for fatty salmon, which produces the best flavor.  Copper River may be the best marketing idea ever!  FG, your friend is brilliant.  Take an early run of salmon and turn it into gold, amazing!

post #19074 of 25384
I can honestly say I have never once met a fish monger.
post #19075 of 25384
yukon is great. they're ALL expensive. my buddy was a marketing guy turned poet who was working on salmon boats in alaska as a romantic thing to do. he noticed that all the fishermen agreed that the fish out of copper river was the best, but most of it was going to the cannery for various marketing problems -- bad handling, long distance, not much financial incentive to do better. so he got a few fishermen together and convinced them that if they would put in the effort and money to make it a premium product, they could sell it for big money (or more than the $2.50 a pound they were getting then). his big stroke was starting a race for the first copper river salmon to get to seattle, like the first nouveau beaujolais to paris. it's been like 25 years and it still gets headlines. amazing. and because the fishery has been so successful, it's completely turned around the economy of that little corner of the state. he was made an official member of the local tribe, etc (sorry, no casino up there).
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

yukon is great. they're ALL expensive. my buddy was a marketing guy turned poet who was working on salmon boats in alaska as a romantic thing to do. he noticed that all the fishermen agreed that the fish out of copper river was the best, but most of it was going to the cannery for various marketing problems -- bad handling, long distance, not much financial incentive to do better. so he got a few fishermen together and convinced them that if they would put in the effort and money to make it a premium product, they could sell it for big money (or more than the $2.50 a pound they were getting then). his big stroke was starting a race for the first copper river salmon to get to seattle, like the first nouveau beaujolais to paris. it's been like 25 years and it still gets headlines. amazing. and because the fishery has been so successful, it's completely turned around the economy of that little corner of the state. he was made an official member of the local tribe, etc (sorry, no casino up there).
He should consider a Senate run or, failing that, Harvard.
post #19077 of 25384
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He should consider a Senate run or, failing that, Harvard.
ha! his big deal now is reping taylor shellfish (fresh oysters) and frog hollow farms stone fruit. i think he's having more fun doing that.
post #19078 of 25384
Spring for Coffee makes me happy. The only place I find decent coffee in DTLA. I love Intelli but it's a hike if you live DT.
post #19079 of 25384
The new Handsome Roasters place is downtown, I believe. I've had their coffee at Cognescenti/Proof and it's good, in the Intelligencia style.
post #19080 of 25384
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The new Handsome Roasters place is downtown, I believe. I've had their coffee at Cognescenti/Proof and it's good, in the Intelligencia style.

I went to Handsome twice... really sour coffee on the days I went. Not my thing.
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