COOKING & FOOD

The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska

Sasquatch. Apr. 2020. 208p. ISBN 9781632172259. $24.95. COOKING
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Sisters Laukitis and Neaton grew up in a family of salmon fishers and have continued the tradition in their own lives. Intriguing stories of their childhood in the Aleutian Islands complement various recipes. Beyond salmon dishes, there are also meals involving crab, octopus, side dishes and desserts, among others. Ways to cook salmon, whitefish, and shellfish are explained, as well as how to fillet a whole fish. Featured recipes include salmon gravlax, potato lefse, and rhubarb custard pie. There’s also halibut ceviche, king crab bisque, and furikake seaweed seasoning. For those interested in the fishing end, commercial fishing methods in Alaska and low-tide harvesting are also highlighted. Drawings and photos illuminate the food and lifestyle throughout.
VERDICT A sound addition to cookbook shelves focusing on fish and the fishing life. Family stories mixed with recipes create a captivating experience.
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