how to cook salmon perfectlyHow to cook salmon perfectly is a bit of an art form. You toured Alaska this summer and caught yourself a couple dozen pounds of succulent salmon fillets, but now what?

We got together with one of our favorite food artists, Chef Al Levinsohn, owner of the Kincaid Grill, a phenomenal restaurant right near the airport in Anchorage. Chef Al helped us produce this how to make salmon video using tips and tricks he’s picked up over his many years as a well-known chef in Alaska.

Many people ask how long to bake salmon. Learn how long to cook salmon and a lot more from viewing this salmon cooking video with Chef Al. Similar principles apply to grilled salmon, baked salmon, pan seared salmon, and broiled salmon. In this video we used a beautiful piece of king salmon we caught while fishing on the Nushagak River.

You’ll appreciate being able to perfectly cook your treasured wild Alaska salmon. There is nothing quite like perfectly cooked salmon. This is a simply cooked fish, but you can apply the technique to a variety of delicious salmon recipes. Check out some divine salmon recipes featured here including some from the Kincaid Grill in Anchorage.

How to Cook Salmon Perfectly

• 10- to 12 minutes per inch of thickness of the fillet.

• Start flesh side down for pan fried salmon making that nice crust and holding in moisture.

• Finish off the salmon in a pre heated oven to achieve the desired doneness just before serving the whole meal.

We hope you enjoy this video and blog. Salmon can keep in the freezer for up to a year. Thaw it ahead and follow these salmon cooking tactics. Bon Appetit!

If you are looking for a great Anchorage restaurant to visit while you are in town, Kincaid Grill is one of my all time favorites.


Melissa Norris is publisher of Fish Alaska and Hunt Alaska magazines.