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Potlach Salmon

Background

Potlatch refers to an abundant ceremonial feast of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Roughly translated, “potlatch” means a feast of giving, and they were often held to resolve conflicts within tribes. These celebrations were common in the winter when ingredients had been dried out and perfect for seasoning salmon, a cornerstone in Native American cooking. This recipe creates a unique flavor profile, while honoring the traditional way the Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest would season, celebrate, and enjoy salmon.

 

Ingredients

Serving size: 3

  • 1lb Salmon

  • 1tsp. Olive oil

  • Lemon slices for garnish

  • Potlatch seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp. Kosher salt

  • 1 tsp. Paprika

  • 1 tsp. Crushed red pepper

  • 1 tsp. Chili powder

  • 1 tsp. Oregano

  • 1 tsp. Ground cumin

  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder

  • 1 tsp. Black pepper

 

Recipe Creation

  • Combine all seasonings in a bowl and mix until evenly combined.

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.

  • Season salmon with potlatch mix and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • Drizzle with olive oil and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.

  • Let rest for 5 minutes, garnish with lemon, and serve.

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