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You will love these easy and delicious wild salmon recipes.  Share your favorite salmon or seafood recipe with us Watch our new video - How to fillet wild salmon.

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Lummi Island Wild

Herb Crusted Sockeye

4 - 6 ounce   Lummi Island Wild sockeye salmon fillet
4 tablespoon   Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 tablespoon   Fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon   Fresh rosemary, chopped
    Salt & pepper to taste
3 tablespoon   Olive oil for frying
The sauce:
1   Medium shallot, roughly sliced
1 ½ cup   White wine
¼ cup   White wine vinegar
6   Whole black peppercorns
8 ounce   Unsalted butter, cubed, and cold
    Salt & pepper to taste



Mix the herbs together, sprinkle the wild salmon with the salt and pepper, and press the fillets flesh side into the herbs. The herbs will stick to the fillet easily. In a 10 inch sauté pan over medium high heat add the olive oil. Place the sockeye fillets, herb side down into the pan, fry for 2 minutes, then turn the fillets and reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook for 6 - 8 minutes for medium doneness. In a smaller sauce pan add the shallots, white wine, white wine vinegar, and peppercorns. Over medium high heat reduce the mixture to 1 - 2 tablespoons. Reduce the heat to very low and add the butter 2 to 3 cubes at a time whisking constantly, adding more cubes as the butter becomes incorporated. When all the butter is incorporated add salt and pepper to taste, maybe a squeeze of your favorite citrus. You can make the sauce up to 20 minutes ahead; keep to the side of the stove. We serve the wild salmon with risotto but mashed or roasted potatoes work well or try some couscous for a creative alternative.

**Serves 4

Lummi Island Wild

Pink Salmon Tempura Salad

16 oz   Lummi Island Wild pink salmon fillet, skinless, sliced into 8 - 2 oz pieces
    Enough vegetable oil for frying to fill a 10 inch sauté pan 2 inches deep
1   Small red onion cut into thin slices
½ cup   Corn starch
½ cup   All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon   Baking soda
2/3 cup   Water
2   Ice cubes
¼ cup   All purpose flour for dredging



Start by warming the oil to 360 F. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the water and mix until just incorporated. Using a fork dredge the wild salmon pieces a few at a time in some flour, and then into the batter, letting the excess drip off. Submerge into the frying oil and fry until golden brown. The secret for tempura is to not over-crowd your fryer. Follow the salmon with the onion slices, frying until golden brown. Serve the salmon and the onion rings with your favorite salad greens and a tart salad dressing.

**Serves 4

Lummi Island Wild

Pink Salmon Burgers

1 ½ lbs   Wild pink salmon fillet
2 tablespoon   Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon   Fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon   Capers, drained and chopped
2   Green onions, chopped fine
2 teaspoon   Salt
1 teaspoon   Black Pepper
3 tablespoon   Olive oil for frying
4   English muffins toasted



Roughly chop 12 ounces of the wild salmon fillet, then ½ inch cube the remaining 4 oz. Set aside the 4 ounce and place the 12 ounces into a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the Dijon mustard and the thyme as well as the salt and pepper. Process on pulse until the salmon is roughly smooth. Scrape the salmon mix into a bowl and mix with the reserved salmon cubes and green onions. Form into 4 patties and refrigerate for ½ hour. Letting the patties rest in the fridge will help the patties stay formed while frying. In a 10 inch skillet on medium high heat add the olive oil, then add the patties and fry as you would a hamburger, to your liking. Serve on the muffins or your favorite buns with good quality condiments. Suggestions: roasted red pepper, Dijon mustard, or quality tartar sauce.

These burgers will keep 3 days in the fridge or freeze for convenient use later

Lummi Island Wild

Kasu Cod

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This great new Black Cod recipe comes to us from long time supporters Lori Grant and Margaret Krome from a Madison WI buying club. Lori says: " Kasu Cod is a very common preparation in the Pacific Northwest, and is on the menu at Muramoto here in Madison.  The traditional ingredient, kasu, is the "lees" of sake production, and is impossible to find here (believe me, I've tried every Asian grocery in town and just get quizzical stares, so if anyone finds it, please let me know!).  This recipe substitutes sake and white miso paste, both of which are readily available.  Black cod is very oily, but this marinade draws out the oil and results in lovely, flaky fish.  This preparation can also be used on salmon, but will likely require less cooking time. "  Enjoy.


 4  Fillets (or steaks) Black Cod
 3/4 cup  Mirin (Japanese white wine)
 3/4 cup  Sake
 1/4 cup  Rice vinegar
 2 cups  White Miso
 1 1/4 cup  Sugar
 1 inch  Sliced ginger - peeled and chopped


Boil mirin, sake and vinegar for 20 min. On low heat, stir in miso until dissolved. On high heat, stir in sugar. Cool to room temperature and add ginger. Slather paste on fish and refrigerate for 2 days. Preheat oven to 400. Wipe off paste and sear in oil in an oven-proof pan on just one side. Carefully flip fish and place pan in oven until just cooked through, no more than 10 minutes. Fish can also be grilled on one side, then flipped into a pre-heated baking pan for finishing in oven.

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