June 1, 2022

Try Blackened Jail Island Salmon at Cork Dining!

Salmon is currently the most popular fish in the United States, with Americans eating roughly 450,000 tons of it each year. Salmon can be prepared in so many different ways, similar to chicken, which means you’ve probably had dozens of different recipes before. People love salmon, so we can’t go without having it on our menu, but we want something unique, something such as Blackened Jail Island Salmon.

If you’ve been looking for a restaurant with a salmon dish you haven’t had before, you should come to Cork Bar & Restaurant to try this seafood dish.

What is Jail Island Salmon?

Jail Island Salmon is a special breed of Canadian Atlantic Salmon bred in sustainable habitats. They’re the product of a healthy environment and taste better because of it. Before it’s blackened, Jail Island Salmon already has its own light and mild flavor, with a smooth and buttery texture. It also has health benefits, being rich in omega 3 and fatty acids. Omega 3 nutrients are the foundation of the cell walls in each of your cells, so you could definitely use more of it.

The sole harvesters of Jail Island Salmon, Samuel and Son, use what they call “innovative, responsible aquaculture techniques” to preserve the salmon’s population, health, and the environment. These techniques include:

  • Bay management
  • Crop rotation
  • Fallowing farms between crops
  • Strict biosecurity protocols

This is all to keep fish healthy until they are ready for harvest, and once you try it, you’ll taste how much of a difference their hard work makes.

What Does it Mean to Blacken a Fish?

Blackening is a cooking technique used for fish, but can also be used for other meats. The fish is dipped in melted butter, sprinkled over with herbs and spices, then cooked until it’s black in a hot cast-iron skillet. The coloring comes from the browned milk solids in the butter mixed with the charred spices.

This is not to be confused with charring. While they both cook their meats until they’re black, the difference between Blackened Jail Island Salmon and Charred Jail Island Salmon is in the spices. Blackened Jail Island Salmon uses a combination of:

  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Chili pepper
  • Peppercorns
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

Charred Jail Island Salmon doesn’t use spices or any seasoning blend. You charr meat by letting it cook long enough to turn black. This can be done while you’re grilling, roasting, broiling, or stovetop cooking your food.

Try Blackened Jail Island Salmon at Cork Bar & Restaurant

The best way to try something new is to try it with something familiar. If you like seafood, you’ve likely had salmon a hundred times and cooked a dozen different ways. Rather than go without salmon so you don’t get sick of it, try new recipes with the popular fish. This way, it can taste like you’re having salmon for the first time all over again.

If you’re looking for somewhere to try Blackened Jail Island Salmon, look no further than Cork Bar & Restaurant. Make your reservation today!