Taku Lodge Basted Grilled Salmon

  • SusanJoy Posted: 06/03/10
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    I was all set to try this recipe but made the mistake of reading the reviews first -- a bear licking the grill?! EWWWWWWWWW

  • Chell962 Posted: 07/16/09
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    I have actually had salmon at the Taku Lodge and this recipe captures the salmon that I had there... minus the incredible scenery. We flew into the lodge on the pontoon plane and had dinner there while on our honeymoon 24 years ago. The salmon is on the sweeter side, carmelizing the sauce is important to give it the taste it needs. Do marinate, but do reserve enough of the sauce to brush the salmon with during grilling. And, I do highly recommend visiting the Taku Lodge in person. I can still remember sitting at the picnic tables having this wonderful, wonderful salmon!

  • Carol47 Posted: 08/14/09
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    What a wonderful memory - 30 years ago I had the salmon at the Taku Lodge and indeed, the black bears emerged from the woods to stand on the hot fire and lick the grill. The salmon was incredible - a crisp, sweet crust with a moist interior. Although it's been many years, I've never forgotten it and am delighted to have found the recipe.

  • jillaki Posted: 05/22/09
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    Easy to make and tasty!

  • Dwhitmoyer Posted: 06/13/10
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    I actually ate this at the Taku Lodge while visiting Alaska. Stupendous.

  • lhalter Posted: 07/26/09
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    I have made this twice now, and both times, it was a huge hit. It is quick and easy with just a few ingredients, but the flavor is HUGE! We have salmon quite a bit, as it is my daughter's favorite fish. This is now her favorite salmon recipe, and mine too!

  • RosSusan Posted: 06/16/10
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    We are making this tomorrow with salmon my husband caught in Sitka, we had it on 6/7 at the Lodge. Hope ours turns out as wonderful. Go see it for yourself if you have a chance - it was wonderful. And, we did see the bears, momma, poppa and baby!!

  • Jenny1964 Posted: 06/05/10
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    I didn't have the Dry White Wine; therefore, I used White Cooking Wine and I substituted salt with Kosher Salt...This salmon compares to any top restaurant and is very delicious. It is appropriate for special occasions or an everyday meal. I highly recommend that you try this recipe - my family LOVED it! Thank you for the recipe!!!

  • KatesGram Posted: 07/15/10
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    I salivate every time I talk or think about it!! It was wonderful!! I am in the process of trying to copy it, but don't think it will work without the Alderwood Coals, the freshly wild caught Alaskan King Salmon, and the exceptional ambience of the lodge that we experienced 3 weeks ago. Hope to return!

  • rcturner525 Posted: 03/17/11
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    I did not have the benefit of memories of a trip to Alaska coming rushing back while I ate this salmon. So I have to judge it on its merits alone. It was a solid recipe, my kids liked it, my husband thought it was ok. I liked the baste/marinade and I thought it made for a nice, light flavor (if a little greasy. Might skip the butter next time). I woudl never have thought to combine brown sugar and white wine, and it was very good. Not spectacular, but good. I'll make it again because it was so easy to throw together and because my kiddos liked it a lot.

  • crysmys Posted: 08/01/11
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    Very good... quick, easy, will definitely make again.

  • colleen3764 Posted: 10/08/11
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    We visited Taku Lodge last month and had their Basted Grilled Salmon. Absolutely brilliant - can't wait to try this recipe at home. We saw the bear come down and clean up the salmon drippings in the sand under the grill - they don't actually lick the plate because they use a wire basket arrangement with sand to catch the drippings underneath. Our bear walked from the BBQ area to a pine tree not far away, climbed it and had a "bear nap" in the branches. He was a BIG boy that beautiful black bear!!! I have photos and love telling people this story!!! Colleen and Ted, Australia

  • phoebe1214 Posted: 08/14/12
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    This was a good recipe. Everyone loved it, but I wonder if it was because the king salmon we used was so fantastic. The marinade was very sweet, maybe too sweet.

  • carol281 Posted: 07/16/14
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    I used cut throat trout instead of salmon and we voted this a keeper recipe! Can't wait to try it with salmon. Absolutely fabulous!

  • Renee5732 Posted: 10/14/13
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    Very tasty! Broiled the salmon for convenience, basting and pouring off excess sauce. Will make again!

  • jkiczula Posted: 07/18/14
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    I can't even describe how good it is. I paired it with the crispy garlic broccoli recipe from this site which was also very good.

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