Wild BC Sockeye Salmon is delicious. The good news for all of us on the west coast of Canada is that this wonderful fish is now in season. Fatty fish, such as sockeye salmon, is a perfect match for a number of ales, my choice tonight was Brasserie DuPont Moinette Blond.
A fish such as Sockeye deserves to be treated with a great deal of respect; this fish has been over fished and the fishery in BC has been closed or severely limited the past few years making sockeye a treat, as the scarcity of this fish does not allow it to become a staple food item as it may have been previously. In celebration of the Sockeye I cooked up a small feast for my Wife and me.
Pan fried Sockeye Salmon; ricotta gnocchi with a white wine, spinach and mussel broth reduction and cornmeal crusted mussels. Unfortunately the mussels were below par and tasted far to fishy. The Moinette Blond was a great pairing .
Please enjoy Sockeye Salmon with a great deal of Gusto while in season, but of course with a sense of measured moderation.