Project Salmon

Oct 10, 2022 | Cooking Club


PROJECT SALMON is about preparing salmon, and sharing with fellow members of the Kitchen Culture Cooking Club a salmon dish that you make in your kitchen. Salmon lends itself to variety of cooking methods — it can be skillet-seared, steamed, broiled, grilled, braised, smoked, poached and fried. 

You’ll find lots of suggestions and recipe resources here. Share a tried-and-true favorite salmon dish with us. Or, try making a salmon dish you’ve never made before and let us know how it went.

In the photo above, upperleft, clockwise: SHIO YAKI (salt-cured beni-zaké, broiled and served with grated radish and lemon); TAKIKOMI GOHAN (Rice cooked with Mushrooms and Salmon); GINGAMI MUSHI (salmon and mushrooms steamed in foil); SALMON FLAKES to toss into rice or stuff onigiri with; SMOKED SALMON (garnished here with capers).

Recipe resources at this website include a belly-warming salmon and root vegetable chowder called KASU-JIRU and HARAKO MESHI rice cooked with salmon and topped with roe.

Further recipe resources for preparing salmon from previously published cookbooks (available through CKBK):

An American Taste of Japan (William Morrow, 1985) pg 142 Camellia Sushi made with smoked salmon.

An Ocean of Flavor (William Morrow, 1988) pg 114 Red and White Half-Moons made with smoked salmon and white radish.

An Ocean of Flavor (William Morrow, 1988) pg 141 Cold Poached Salmon with Sweet-and-Sour Yellow Sauce.

CRAFTSY video includes Teriyaki Soy-Glazed Salmon.

Visit the KITCHEN CULTURE post on SALMON to learn about wild-caught varieties commonly found in the Pacific rim.

October 2022 newsletter about sāmon

The newsletter’s main story is about sāmon, salmon served as sushi and sashimi. Download a copy of the October newsletter here.

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