Alaska is famous for wild salmon. And we all know how delicious this king fish is smoked and grilled. If your Copper River expedition is overly successful, try one of these innovative ways for you and your guests to enjoy fresh, wild salmon:
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The Japanese recognized long ago that good fish needs little if any embellishment. Drape a slice of salmon over a small mound of sushi rice and season with salt and citrus for a classic nigiri. Or play with the form and make a cake (pictured above) or something entirely new.
Get creative. The best part of cooking with salmon is how flexible it is. Ask your Alaska tour guide when salmon is in season. Then experiment with your fresh catch to find your own favorite recipes. Ingredients that will enhance the natural deliciousness of your salmon include:
Seasonings: salt and pepper, peppercorns, mustard, wasabi
Acid: Lemon, lime, orange, pineapple
Herbs: Dill, basil, oregano
Vegetables: Spinach, asparagus
Dairy: Cream cheese, sour cream, crème fraiche
What’s your salmon success story?