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Ray’s Restaurants Announce Arrival Of Copper River Salmon
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Ray’s Restaurants Announce Arrival Of Copper River Salmon

ATLANTA -- The long-awaited 2012 Copper River salmon season kicked off just days ago in Alaska, and Ray’s Restaurants are now offering Copper River salmon in all three of the company’s dining establishments – Ray’s on the River, Ray’s in the City and Ray’s at Killer Creek. The three restaurants are known for carrying this prized and often difficult to find fish each year, and it is a celebrated time for hungry, seafood-loving Atlantans. Copper River salmon runs are all carefully managed for long-term sustainability by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, so aside from being exceptionally flavorful, it is a fish that diners can feel good about eating.

“As a company, we pride ourselves on offering the freshest and highest quality seafood available, so Copper River salmon season is something we look forward to each year,” says Mike Ross, director of operations for Ray’s Restaurants. “By choosing to serve this type of salmon, we know that we are offering a product that is both healthy for our guests and our planet. Plus, Copper River salmon can be prepared in so many different ways, and our guests really appreciate this salmon’s succulent flavor.”

The Copper River traces 300-miles of rugged Alaska wilderness and is one of the longest and most challenging salmon migrations in the world. As a result, Copper River King and Sockeye salmon carry extra stores of fat to protect them from the icy waters and ensure they make the arduous trek. The naturally high Omega-3 oil content, brilliant color and firm texture of these fish results in superb flavor and texture that is beloved by chefs and home cooks alike.

Copper River King, the most sought after of all Pacific salmon species, run through the end of June. Sockeye, which makes up the heart of the Copper River commercial salmon harvest, run through the end of July. Coho, the wild Alaska salmon species, is available in August and September. For more information on Copper River salmon, visit copperriversalmon.org.

 

Ray’s on the River is located at 6700 Powers Ferry Road; 770-955-1187. Ray's in the City is located at 240 Peachtree Street, NW; 404-524-9224. Ray’s at Killer Creek is located at 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta; 770-649-0064. For more information, please visit www.raysrestaurants.com.

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