Is It That Time Of Year Again…Already?

It seems like as soon as Halloween is over, we prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This time of year happens to be one of my favorites, because what other time of the year can you completely gorge yourself on tons of great food and not be judged. What’s not to LOVE about it, you get to eat, nap, decorate and go shopping for some killer holiday deals. For most it is a tradition to have turkey, ham, duck, or the granddaddy of them all, turducken on Thanksgiving and Christmas. However with a lot of people trying to be healthy, maybe it’s time to add something new to the table for the feast. Maybe it’s time to add to the tradition and bring another meat offering. I’m sure you can guess where I am going with this, but let’s be honest. I may be new to the Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood family; but I know what I like, and what better time to share what I like with others. So this year my family will have some amazing salmon on the table alongside our turkey, bringing a whole new prospective to the words surf and turf. But let me put my excitement for the meals aside for now. However excited we are to eat and see our loved ones let’s not forget what the holidays are really about: sharing, being thankful,  and being around those you love. For me Christmas my favorite time of year not because of all the presents, but it is the one time of year my entire family has a chance to be together. So for the holidays I hope you surround yourself in the things you enjoy the most and the people you love the most. I know I will!



Alaska Sockeye Salmon Bites

Alaska Sockeye Salmon Bites
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 36 Bites
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  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • ¼ cup Eroica Riesling
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Alaska Sockeye salmon, fresh or thawed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Green onion curls or cilantro (optional for garnish)
  1. In a sauce pan, heat the oils over medium heat. Sauté garlic and ginger until soft. Add the Riesling, soy sauce, orange juice and honey; simmer until reduced by half. When cool, add Alaska Sockeye Salmon pieces to marinade and marinate for 3 to 5 minutes, turning to coat all sides.
  2. Grill salmon pieces over medium heat on grill or grill top, cooking just until fish is opaque throughout.
  3. Garnish with green onion curls or cilantro, if desired. Skewer with wooden picks to serve.