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What I’m listening to: Crosby, Stills, & Nash
On our way home from our honeymoon in Talkeetna a few weeks ago, my wife and I stopped at Kahiltna Birchworks. I made sure to sample most of their exceptional syrups, sauces, jams, and treats before buying a bottle of top shelf reserve birch syrup to take home with us.
When we arrived back in Kenai, one of my wife’s coworkers gave us a bag of fresh-caught salmon and halibut as a wedding gift. I knew right away that I wanted to broil the sockeye salmon with a birch syrup glaze to mark the occasion, highlighting two of Alaska’s beautiful local ingredients in one memorable dish. This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes under the broiler. But the result is a delectable salmon fillet fit for serving to guests or celebrating something special. This broiled salmon is great served alongside steamed quinoa or couscous and a variety of grilled or roasted summer vegetables. Save some of the birch syrup glaze to drizzle over everything.