As we mentioned a couple months ago, we could not be more thrilled to welcome back Rick Sisler to Alaska West as the Operations Manager. Rick started guiding Alaska West in 1998 so he is very familiar with the program and the Kanektok River’s residents. When fishing at Alaska West, our guests can get a little spoiled with the reliable fishing and the unbelievably good food despite being a “Tent Camp” in the middle of the Alaskan bush. Throughout the day you are going to be expending plenty of energy catching fish. We think the best way to replace that energy is with a big shore lunch. The following is a throwback to Rick’s famous Salmon recipe that he can quickly make up for you riverside so that you can continue to catch fish.
- 1 silver salmon fillet, skinned
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 3-4 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp dill – fresh, if you have it
- 2 tsp lemon pepper
- 2 pats of butter
- 1 6 oz can of V-8 juice
“First lay out enough tinfoil to fully wrap the fillet. Then you can season the fillet on both sides with the dill and lemon pepper.
Next cut slices of onion and place over the fillet evenly, then fine cut the garlic and sprinkle evenly on the fillet. Separate the butter into thirds and place on the fillet and then pop that can of V-8 juice after a good shake and pour evenly over the entire fillet.
Wrap the foil package as airtight as you can get it, then place into your heat source. This is best done over an open fire or barbecue, but it will be pretty good out of the oven at home if that’s your only option. Typically this recipe cooks in a matter of a few minutes as long as you have a consistent heat source.
I like the fact that with the extra moisture in the V-8 juice you can get away with overcooking the fish a bit if you happen to be busy netting fish for your guests!”
Want to try this delicious shoreside meal on the banks of the Kanektok? Reach out here!
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