Summertime is Salad Time, and here at Salad Girl we love coming up with new, unique, seasonal salads-- especially when we can stretch our ingredients to create more than one delicious meal for you and your family. Last week, we introduced you to our favorite local fisherman and St. Paul Native, Matt Oxford. We purchased some of Matt's salmon at the White Bear Lake Farmers Market and made a yummy, grilled salmon salad. Then, we had friends over Friday evening for dinner and had enough leftover grilled salmon to serve fish tacos. Jimmy found gorgeous, Organic Dapple Dandy Plums at The Wedge and delicious Taylor Farms Broccoli Slaw. I was immediately inspired to make a tangy, plum slaw for the tacos. Dinner was economical, easy to prepare, and delicious to eat on a beautiful mid-summer eve!
Matt owns The Wild Run Salmon Company. We met Matt and his family a few years ago when we had a booth at the Mill City Farmers Market. When we buy Wild Run Salmon from Matt, we know we are making an ethical seafood choice. Alaska commercial salmon fisheries are carefully managed to ensure sustainability of the stocks. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has certified Alaska’s salmon as “sustainable.” The Council is an international nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable fishing practices worldwide and guides consumer buying habits through eco-labeling. Numerous organizations have endorsed Wild Alaska Salmon as an ethical seafood choice, including Audubon Society’s Living Oceans campaign and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are no farmed salmon, not even those calling themselves “organic” that have those endorsements. You can find Wild Run Salmon at several local farmers markets around the city, and you can also buy online: White Bear Lake Farmers Market Mill City Farmers Market Minneapolis Farmers Market Kingfield Farmers Market