Where the Wild Things Are

What you need to know about top-quality salmon

Where the Wild Things Are
A fisherman and a Chinook near Sitka (Courtesy of Sitka Salmon Shares)
From the Sep 30, 2021, issue

One of the classic exceptions to the "white wine with fish" pairing guideline is Pinot Noir with salmon. Great salmon is rich and flavorful enough to marry well with Pinot’s complexity, relative delicacy and light tannins. When looking for quality, wild Pacific salmon from Alaska is the best place to begin. Find out where to order the different types of fish and get tips on cooking the perfect fillet.

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