Summer salmon saladPosted: July 17, 2011
Okay, so this is just some leftover smoked salmon, but we are anticipating a healthy load of salmon fillets, courtesy of Iliamna Fish Co,in August. Iliamna is essentially a ‘CSA’ but the bounty is the Chinook Salmon they catch each year in Alaska. Our friend from college fishes there with his family and they have set up this company to purchase fillets directly from them in Portland and Brooklyn. Pretty terrific. It is too late to join this year, but definitely check out their site for info if you are in the area, or buy fillets online at Hearst Ranch.
Incidentally, the salad is thrown together with what was left from our regular ol’ CSA – some super sweet carrots, lettuce and radishes. I think the shelling peas our from our garden, but we have doubled up a couple times after harvesting our own peas and then picking up more from the CSA too. I think fresh shelling peas are probably my new favorite thing. They are so incomparable to anything one can buy the rest of the year. I know that is true of a lot of things, but the peas are really surprising me with how flavorful they are. Good raw like this in the salad, but Rachel swears by those that are cooked a wee bit. I think she is right.
Oh yeah, there is also a wee bean salad on the plate made from some dried flageolet beans. They are so pretty when dry and still kind of cute cooked up – pretty good with just some sweet vinegars and olive oil.