Northwest Salmon Party
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
Pinot-plank salmon fillet
Grilled or Boiled Corn
Grilled or Boiled Red Potatoes
Berry Bowl (Blackberries, Bleuberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries) with Honey and Cream