Feast on the bounty of the season.
If you live in Seattle, you know that the arrival of certain coveted items can make headlines, sending food lovers into an excited tizzy. In May, for example, city-wide restaurants and vendors (like Pure Food Fish Market in Pike Place) released announcements heralding the much-anticipated arrival of Wild Alaskan Copper River Salmon. (Fun fact: Alaska is the source of nearly 60% of the seafood harvested in America, including 90% of its wild salmon.)
So what to do with this information? If you’re seeking tasty and creative ideas for how to prepare such delicacies—and/or you’re looking for ways to swap in seafood for other protein sources—check out this helpful bank of “SWAP MEAT” recipes. Try delectable options like Alaska Salmon Marsala, Alaska Crab Mac & Cheese and Alaska Salmon Piccata, to name a few.
In Seattle, wild seafood from Alaska can be found at stores including Whole Foods, PCC, QFC, Met Market and, of course, Pike Place. Time to call up your friends and spruce up the patio; it’s dinner party season here in the PNW.