The Corkline

  • Copper River Salmon Potstickers

    Feb 1

    Copper River Salmon Potstickers Ingredients 1 lb Copper River Salmon, skinned and deboned 1 inch ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, diced 4 green onions, chopped 1 Tbs fish sauce 1/2 Tbs rice wine vinegar 1/4 Tbs crushed red chili flakes 20 gyoza wrappers Instructions Finely chop salmon and place in large mixing bowl  Add in green onions, ...

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  • Lingonberry-Lacquered Coho with Cajun Couscous

    Oct 15

    A chef friend of ours, Zoi Antonitsas, once said, “Food that grows together, goes together” and we couldn’t agree more. The last great wild Alaskan salmon of the season is Copper River Coho. They return to the delta in August and September right when autumn evening temperatures begin to ...

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  • Smoked Copper River Salmon & Apple Dip

    Sep 25

    Smoked Copper River Salmon & Apple Dip Apple and smoked salmon together? We were as surprised as you probably are the first time we tried this delicious recipe out! The delectable blend of sweet and crunchy apple with the smooth, smokey flavor of salmon is an absolute delight. We dare ...

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  • Salmon, Sonar, & Sustainability: Part 2

    Aug 28

    Why should we care about salmon? Salmon form an incredible link between the nutrient-rich waters of the ocean and relatively nutrient-poor freshwater ecosystems (and their adjacent terrestrial landscapes). Salmon are anadromous, meaning they are born in freshwater streams and lakes, and after spending some amount of their young lives in ...

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  • The Anatomy of a Bowpicker

    Jul 23

    Rising out of the Copper Glacier in the untouched wilderness of southcentral Alaska, the Copper River Delta is one of the last intact watersheds in the world - turbid glacial water flows through the majestic Wrangell and Chugach Mountains to the central coast where it empties into the Gulf of ...

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  • Cedar Planked Sockeye Salmon

    Jul 6

    Cedar Plank Sockeye Salmon It is said that cooking salmon on wood planks such as cedar and alder originated with Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest. After securing the salmon to a piece of wood, they would position the planked fish close enough to an open fire to cook ...

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  • Curry

    Jun 29

    Is there a difference between curry powder and paste? Curry powders and pastes can share some universal spices but, the flavor components of each are distinct from the other. In fact, typically these two mixtures are used to prepare different kinds of cuisine altogether. While curry powder is a staple ...

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  • Sheet Pan Salmon Piccata

    Jun 16

    Sheet Pan Salmon PiccataRecipe by Diane Wiese, F/V Martin Is Piccata describes a dish, typically meat, such as chicken, veal, or pork that is dredged in flour, browned, and then a sauce is made in the pan with pan drippings, lemon juice, and capers. We’ve drawn inspiration ...

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  • Salmon, Sonar, & Sustainability: Part 1

    May 29

    My name is Shane Shepherd and I’ve spent the past 10 summers on the Copper River in Alaska, as part of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Miles Lake sonar project. The goal of the project is to estimate the number of sockeye and Chinook ...

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  • NETwork Recycling Program

    Feb 20

    Sustainability and conservation are Alaskan values. The fishing families of south-central Alaska are independent, small business owners dedicated to long-term sustainability of wild salmon stocks, the environment and way of life. Our passion not only preserves our livelihood but also ensures abundance for future generations.  Gillnetting is a common ...

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