Catch Sitka, a family-run seafood business that thrived during the pandemic but could not keep its growth up during its recovery, is currently restructuring its business model to remain viable.
Marsh Skeele and Professor of Food Systems from Knox College co-founded this company with an approach similar to CSA: providing wild Alaska seafood directly from dock to doorstep.
1. Ginger-Glazed Salmon with Carrots
This dish is simple and quick to make, while still featuring the flavors I love most: soy sauce, ginger and Chinese mustard. Plus, the sauce makes the perfect complement to salmon and roasted vegetables!
Sitka Salmon Shares is a direct-to-consumer seafood company offering Alaskan seafood delivered fresh right to your door. As a Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Sitka works closely with both small-boat fishermen and local processors for processing purposes.
They specialize in various species not commonly available at grocery stores, including rockfish, lingcod and wild sablefish. For each delivery they use sturdy packaging including an outer box with insulation material to keep their product frozen when delivered to their customer’s home or workplace.
2. Lemon-Honey Salmon
Lemon, garlic, honey and sesame combine beautifully in this healthy baked fish dish – ideal for weeknight dinners or making in advance for a dinner party.
Salmon cooked in parchment foil makes it extra juicy and flavorful while making cleanup much simpler! Plus, this lemon honey salmon makes an easy lunchbox addition! You could easily pack this dish for work or school.
Sitka Salmon Shares provides direct-to-consumer seafood that’s fully traceable back to its source; their processing plant can be found in Sitka, Alaska.
3. Garlic-Mirin Salmon
This salmon dish is an easy and quick alternative to traditional teriyaki. Mirin, a sweet Japanese cooking rice wine, when mixed with soy sauce and brown sugar creates an irresistibly delectable glaze while the salmon cooks.
Preheat oven to 400 F and combine the first three marinade ingredients – soy sauce, brown sugar and mirin (a sweet Japanese rice wine with less alcohol content than sake) in a shallow dish large enough for one piece of salmon to sit comfortably within it. Marinate on one side for 3 minutes while 2 on the other until both have had time to marinate in their respective positions.
Spread a thin layer of miso butter over each fillet and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork, approximately 15-17 minutes.
4. Honey-Glazed Salmon with Basil
Easy and delicious salmon recipe perfect for Memorial Day grilling, or anytime throughout the week! This super quick salmon dish requires minimal ingredients and effort.
Honey Salmon Recipe Can Be Pan-Seared Or Baked If you prefer pan-searing your honey salmon recipe on the stovetop or baking in the oven, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add oil before searing salmon fillets skin-side down for several minutes until their edges start to turn golden-brown. If baking is more your thing, place in oven-safe pan for 10-15 minutes prior to adding salmon fillets skin side down for pan searing or bake before searing as appropriate for each method used when pan-searing or baking is desired.
Oven-proof pan with salmon (approximately 10 minutes per inch of thickness). Once done, drizzle warm honey glaze and top the fish with fresh basil ribbons before serving immediately.
5. Lemon-Glazed Salmon with Capers
This easy salmon recipe makes a fantastic dinner choice, baked in foil until perfectly tender before being drizzled with a lemon caper sauce for extra nutrition and flavour.
Add an extra bite with fresh Pomegranate Clementine Spinach Salad or Roasted Potatoes for added zest! Additionally, this dish pairs perfectly with Coho or sockeye salmon fillets for maximum flavor!
This salmon recipe adds an unusual touch to traditional piccata preparation – miso paste! Look for white (shiro) miso as its milder than its red or brown varieties will bring a rich umami flavour that pairs beautifully with seafood dishes like this. Finish it off with an easy pan sauce composed of shallots, garlic cloves, white wine, butter and capers for an elegant dish!
6. Garlic-Glazed Salmon with Carrots
Garlic and brown butter make an easy, delicious way to enhance the flavor and texture of salmon for dinner guests. This simple yet impressive dish makes an impressive dinner party main dish!
Patting salmon fillets dry can help ensure an even and quick cooking time, with no oil splattering causing uneven results. When roasting the salmon fillets it should reach an opaque state that has turned rich pink in hue.
This dish is perfect for any season, but winter brings out its full flavors. Combine them to create an indulgent, warm and comforting dish to suit your own personal preference by adjusting ingredients as necessary.