Most Alaskans dread the cold weather inching its way closer and closer as the months go on; however, others are stoked about the fishing season. At Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge, salmon fishing is almost on every fisherman’s bucket list.
There are different seasons for the types of fish, depending on if you are a picky eater or not. For example, if you are interested in catching king (chinook) salmon, the best months to fish are from May through mid-July, or if you’re lucky, you can find them year-round! On the other hand, if you are searching for some silver (coho) salmon, fishing season is in full swing right now – mid-August until September.
There’s nothing quite like salmon fishing in Alaska. So, if you missed your spot in 2021, here are three great recipes you can try at home to bring a taste of Alaska to your dinner plate.
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Why Is the Salmon so Great in Alaska?
When we say salmon fishing in Alaska is unparalleled, we mean it. Alaska has more coastline than most of the US, which means you are getting the best of the best when you make your way down to Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge. The Alaskan waters crystal is clear, full of life, and ready to be adventured. You may wonder why the salmon in Alaska is so much better than salmon you can find anywhere else–this is because Alaska is the most prolific commercial fishing industry in the world and can mass-produce more salmon than anywhere else.
The salmon is fresher, bigger, more authentic, and filled with less potential toxins, while also the most sustainable resource to most consumers in the area. It can also be a great benefit to Alaska’s economy. At Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge, we offer a ton of Alaska salmon fishing packages for you and your family to enjoy here on the island, along with many other fun, entertaining activities.
Bringing Salmon Recipes Straight to the Table
Have you ever eaten salmon for breakfast? Salmon can be prepared numerous ways, but if you are looking for a quick, easy meal to whip up right before you have to jet out the door to work, this is the perfect recipe for you.
Breakfast: Smoked Salmon Bagel With Capers and Onions
Our mouths are already watering! This simple yet delicious meal is easy to make and guaranteed to take your breakfast to the next level. All you have to do is take your favorite type of bagel (toasted or not toasted, it still will taste great), smeared with cream cheese, and topped off with about an ounce of salmon of your liking sprinkled with capers and onions. Now how yummy does that sound – and this is only breakfast. It only keeps getting better as we go on. So, stay tuned to hear what’s for lunch.
Lunch: Avocado Salmon Salad
For lunch, we thought a light, refreshing, delicious salmon salad would do just the trick–something that isn’t too heavy on the stomach, but just the right amount of food to leave you feeling full and satisfied. This super easy meal will only take you about 10 minutes to prepare. All you have to do is cook up your desired salmon and lay it on top of a lettuce bed, whatever you feel most. Then, you can slice up some avocado, onions, and cucumbers and sprinkle them all over the top. Last, you can dress your salad up by drizzling your favorite dressing on it, and voila!
Dinner: Garlic Butter Baked Salmon
Last but not least, dinner. The dish will save you time and be the most delicious meal you’ve ever had – all cooked on a sheet pan! All you have to do is gather your favorite vegetables; for this dish in specific, we will use roasted potatoes and fresh asparagus. Be sure to wash your veggies and grease up your pan before putting the contents on it. Next, situate your salmon onto the pan and sprinkle any herbs or garnishes of your choosing. We are prepping a fantastic garlic butter sauce with a hint of white wine (optional) and lemon juice for this occasion. Lastly, you’re ready to pop your salmon into the oven for about 8-10 minutes on (400°F or 200°C).
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