For a grand summer gathering, take your cue from Northwest natives. For centuries, salmon was the cornerstone of Indian potlatches - lavish celebrations with days for feasting, and gift giving. Skillful Indian cooks took great pride in the dishes they served; some recipes were secret, other shared.Ancestral traditions resonate in three very different salmon dishes that are the heart of this party menu. The Indian-style salmon bake is well known among Northwest cooks. Salmon cooked on a plank and salmon wrapped in leaves may be less familiar - but they're equally traditional and suited to the fish.
Field Greens with Shallot and Herb Dressing

Indian-style salmon bake
Leek-wrapped salmon
Pinot-plank salmon fillet
Grilled or Boiled Corn

Grilled or Boiled Red Potatoes

Berry Bowl (Blackberries, Bleuberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries) with Honey and Cream

Pinot Noir

Pinot Grigio

Lemonade

October 17, 2003

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