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The World’s Best Salmon—Coming to a Grill Near You

The World’s Best Salmon—Coming to a Grill Near You

Heads up! Copper River salmon is once again available in the Lower 48. That’s right. With great fanfare, Alaska Airlines delivered the first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle on Tuesday, May 17. For at least a few weeks, you should be able to buy this glorious fish (also called king salmon or “Chinook”) for your table. This year, permit holders include 540 drift net and 29 set net fishermen, each of whom is an independent small business owner. Needless to say, supplies...

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The Smoked Salmon Whisperer

The Smoked Salmon Whisperer

Smoke masters go to extraordinary lengths to perfect their craft, chopping and seasoning their own wood, butchering their own meats, spending sleepless nights tending pits or smokehouses. But as far as I know, only one serenades his smoked salmon with piano music. His name is Ole Hansen of Hansen & Lydersen in London. At six foot three, with long blond hair and piercing blue eyes, he looks more like one of his Viking ancestors than the bespoke salmon master to star chefs and...

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(Salmon) Candy is Dandy

(Salmon) Candy is Dandy

You’ve eaten salmon grilled, roasted, blackened, planked, and pan-fried; perhaps you’ve even chopped it to make burgers. (We’ll be talking about all these preparation methods—except pan-frying—in future blogs.) But have you made salmon candy, also known as Indian candy? (We no longer call it “squaw candy” by reason of political correctness.) British Columbians snack on it and it’s a staple in Pacific Northwest gift shops. Think of it as jerky,...

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Super Bowl Showdown: Seattle Planked Salmon vs. Denver Bison Burgers

Super Bowl Showdown: Seattle Planked Salmon vs. Denver Bison Burgers

Sometimes it helps not to have skin in the game. When the crowds converge on MetLife Stadium in New Jersey this Sunday, neither of my “home” teams (the Miami Dolphins or the New England Patriots) will be playing. That leaves me free to focus on what really matters on Super Bowl Sunday—without nail-biting partisanship—the food. But I’m rooting for both contenders with my menu, which features two dishes inspired by the Seahawks and the...

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SEATTLE – WILLOWS

BOOK TOUR CHRONICLES: SEATTLE Amazing dinner at Willows Inn on Lummi Island north of Seattle. Chef Blaine Wetzel trained with Rene Redzepi at the legendary restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. Dinner comes in 20 tiny courses. Above, one of Blaine's sous chefs cold smokes sockeye salmon. The fish has been brined and glazed with honey and butter. The finished salmon served on a rustic plank. You eat it with your fingers. Firing up the oak burning...

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Readers of my books know my enthusiasm for planked salmon. In October, we prepared it for 300 people at a gala dinner at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience in Kohler, Wisconsin. We roasted the fish in a giant smoker oven and set up a huge assembly line to serve it.

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