Market Hall has been a culinary mecca for years, helping to define an Oakland neighborhood where bicycles and strollers share the sidewalks, and the smell of good coffee beckons people inside to epicurean wonders. We know we are in good company on their shelves. Below, their recipe-rich post about Dear North Salmon.
From Alaska, With Love
INTRODUCING NEW WILD SMOKED SOCKEYE SALMON FROM DEAR NORTH
NEW Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon from DearNorth—a company owned by Alaska natives with roots dating back 10,000 years—is truly a love letter to the region. Their Smoked Sockeye Salmon—a staple in the Alaskan diet and a symbol of kinship and sharing—starts with wild, sustainably-caught salmon fished from the pristine ice-cold waters of Glacier Bay. The salmon is filleted, hot-smoked over alder wood, brined in a sweet and savory fireweed nectar—made with locally-grown fireweed blossoms, water, sea salt, brown sugar and lemon zest—and then hand-packed into jars.
The finished fish is a true taste of Alaska—deliciously meaty, yet delicate with subtle notes of smoke and the sea. It is stunning straight out of the jar on crackers or flaked over a simple salad, but we always keep a couple jars on hand for quick and healthy meals in minutes. Read on for our favorite ways to take this Alaskan favorite from the jar to table.
Hook, Line and Sinker
5 quick & easy meals with DearNorth's Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon
- Lemony Salmon Fettuccine– Toss lemon-scented egg fettuccine with flaked Dear North salmon, extra virgin olive oil, chopped fresh parsley and top with toasted breadcrumbs.
- Smoked Salmon Tartine– Slather toasted bread with goat cheese and garnish with pieces of Smoked Sockeye Salmon, a drizzle of Lemon Agrumato Oil and finely chopped chives.
- Lemon Pepper Salmon Cakes– substitute Dear North Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon for the tuna in our recipe for Lemon Pepper Tuna Cakes.
- Salmon Scrambled Eggs– Fold flakes of smoked salmon into scrambled eggs and finish with a sprinkling of Wild Italian Fennel Pollen.
- Salmon Salade Niçoise– Whip up this classic Provençal salad with salmon instead of tuna—and don’t forget an ice cold glass of rosé!
You’ll find that Dear North Smoked Sockeye Salmon imparts just a hint of smoky flavor to any recipe you might dream up yourself. Reel in a Jar (or Two) at Market Hall