Washington troll salmon
Cape Flattery Fishermen’s Cooperative, the Makah Tribe and the Coastal Trollers Association came to Seattle to prove that Washington Chinook is just plain delicious.
Hosting a lunch, at Bitter/Raw, where Chef John Sundstrom took troll caught Chinook that was fresh out of the water, Joel Kawahara from the Coastal Trollers Association spoke of the pride he feels when landing a Chinook on his boat. He spoke of the care taken to pressure bleed and clean each fish, giving it the respect such a wild gift deserves.
Local author Darrin Nordhal was on hand to share details of his new book, Eating Cascadia that is scheduled for release spring 2017. The book will take a look at the unique foods that are native to the Pacific Northwest. Stories of these foods are told through interviews with chefs, foragers, fishermen and others who value and champion what is local. One of the chapters features Washington marbled Chinook. Other foods from the Pacific Northwest that will appear in his new book include Dungeness crab, geoduck and huckleberries, to name a few.