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


October 17, 2003

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