grateful for salmon and lucky to be in AK

King Salmon and Tomato Cucumber Truffle Salad

Best welcome home ever: fresh feeder king! Of course that's second to a warm embrace from my partner. After an extended weekend of family events in southern California I came off the plane tired of travel, socially overloaded, and in need of fresh simple food. Lucky me, my partner's father just went fishing out of Seward and gifted us with feeder king and halibut.

A late dinner of grilled salmon, roasted potatoes, and truffled-up tomato cucumber salad.

Salmon: Completely done by my partner, so I'll try to get this right and do him justice!

Salmon Marinade

  • 1 C low sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbs brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Mix up and let the fish sit in it for an hour or so. We had two good sized thick fillets and well as some yummy bits. Pat dry with a paper towel before putting on the grill.


  • 1 1/2 cup mixed cherry tomatoes halved

  • 1 cucumber quartered and chopped

  • sprinkle oregano and pepper over the tomatoes and cucumber

  • drizzle truffle oil over the mix

  • finish off with a sprinkle of truffle salt

It feels so good to be back! My favorite parts of the descent into Anchorage are the mountains, the water, glaciers, and the windmills of Fire Island.