A delectable collection of three salmon filets on ice sitting next to a small bowl of lemon halves.The Alaskan salmon season is underway, which means anglers from all over the globe are here for bountiful adventures. Considering the Kenai Peninsula plays host to some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska, if not the world, it’s highly conceivable that you’ll be coming home with more fish than ever! Many people are okay with slathering on some olive oil and herbs and sticking it in the oven, but with such a large volume of meat, you may want to get creative with your Alaskan salmon recipes. To give you an idea of what to do with your bounty besides just heating and eating, we put together a list of three delectable creations to try upon your return. 

3 of Our Favorite Alaskan Salmon Recipes

Firecracker Grilled Alaskan Salmon

By combining the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of brown sugar with the savory tang of ginger, this Alaskan salmon recipe is sure to make your taste buds to the mamba. This culinary sensation is sure to be a fan favorite at your next barbeque. Suggested sides: Rice or potatoes served with power greens, broccoli, or asparagus. 

Smoked Salmon Pasta

This recipe may seem complicated at first, but it’s surprisingly easy. The important thing here is to familiarize yourself with smoking fish. The unforgettable gustation of smoked salmon comes together with the zingy, yet sweet lemon juice and the ever so saporous pine nuts in a delectable dance borrowed from Italy. Suggested sides: Caprese salad.

Thai Broiled Salmon

Thai broiled salmon has a texture all its own. The glaze forms a caramelized layer that almost feels like a crust. Many chefs recommend slicing the salmon before broiling to allow the sauce to infiltrate the filets better, hold moisture and retain its natural elements of taste. Suggested sides: Basmati rice and bok choy.

Salmon Fishing Trips to Cooper Landing, Alaska

A female foodie gazes out her window as she prepares to indulge in an Alaskan salmon filet.Unless you plan on giving away your fish, it’s good to diversify your Alaskan salmon recipe portfolio. The best way to get the most of the Alaskan salmon season is to bring some back and relive the memories. One of the perks to staying at Drifters Lodge is we include fish processing within all of our travel packages. For more information to help plan your salmon fishing trip to the Kenai Peninsula, please visit us online or call 907-595-5555.