Did you know that eating salmon on the Fourth of July is a tradition in New England?
It began as kind of a coincidence. It just so happened that during the middle of the summer, salmon was in abundance in rivers throughout the region, so it was a common sight on tables at the time. It eventually got lumped in to the Fourth and has stayed that way ever since, even with the decline of Atlantic salmon. To serve salmon the traditional New England way, you’ll have to pair it with green peas. And if you’re really striving for 18th-century authenticity, enjoy the whole meal with some turtle soup, like John and Abigail Adams supposedly did on the first Fourth of July. (You can still be a patriot without the soup, though.)
This year, our 4th of July celebrations may look different than those from years past but, from The Righter Company to you and yours, we wish you a happy & safe holiday!