Since Sitka offers some of the highest catch rates in Alaska, acquiring salmon isn’t the hard part; it’s deciding what to do with it once it’s in your freezer. Many people will simply heat it and eat it, but considering how much salmon you’ll be bringing home, you might want to get creative. Here we offer four of our favorite Alaskan salmon recipes to give you an idea of what you can do beyond just throwing the filets on the grill or in the oven.

Four Delicious Alaskan Salmon Recipes

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

This quick baked salmon recipe combines the candied deliciousness of brown sugar with the savory delectability of garlic to create a culinary sensation you won’t soon forget. Suggested sides: Roasted asparagus, broccoli, mashed potatoes, or rice. 

Finnish Salmon Casserole (Laxlada) 

Here is an award-winning Alaskan salmon recipe that utilizes a Dutch oven to create a simple and hearty meal that will provide both sustenance and comfort. The chef admits it tastes better as reheated leftovers. Suggested sides: Rye bread, green beans, or mixed vegetables.

Stuffed Salmon

This flavorful yet simple stuffed salmon recipe is sure to impress any dinner guest. Don’t be intimidated by the idea; just follow the directions and enjoy your creation. Suggested sides: Sauteed vegetables, buttered shrimp, rice, or couscous. 

Wild Alaskan Salmon Patties

What list of Alaskan salmon recipes would be complete without the coveted salmon pattie? A great alternative to a greasy beef burger, this option still offers the same delight and satisfaction that comes with grasping your food before chomping down that first bite (buns not required). Suggested sides: Kaiser bun, avocado, spring mix salad, kettle chips, or au gratin potatoes. 

Plan a Visit to Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge

We know there is a myriad of ways to prepare your bounty—how to do so is your choice. Don’t automatically deviate from the simple grilled, baked, or pan-fried methods we’ve all grown accustomed to. However, don’t limit yourself to those options because you will be taking home a lot of fish, and we want to make sure you’re maximizing your experience beyond our lodge. We hope you will share your favorite Alaskan salmon recipes with us when you come back.

Please give us a call today at 1-907-290-7030 to learn more about a potential Sitka fishing adventure here at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge.