Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has launched a new promotional website – www.wildalaskaflavor.com – filled with recipes for sandwiches, appetizers, entrees, soups and salad that include wild Alaska seafood as an ingredient. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, directions for preparation, a photo of the finished product and complete nutritional information, from calories and omega-3 content to amounts of protein, cholesterol, carbohydrates, fiber, sodium and calcium. Also included are links to the Alaska Seafood Channel on YouTube to show everyone from those new to preparing seafood to seasoned chefs how to purchase, store, poach, steam, broil, roast, grill and pan sear wild Alaska seafood, plus quick tricks from Alaska fishermen for smoking fish, preparing rubs and marinades and plank grilling. And there are interviews with chefs, like Jason Wilson of Seattle’s critically acclaimed restaurant CRUSH, preparing a unique dish of Alaska halibut slow cooked in Douglas fir.
ASMI also adds information on the importance of sustainable fisheries, a list of harvesting seasons, Alaska seafood sites ranging from the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association to the Alaska Symphony of Seafood, stories about and interviews with Alaska fishermen, and videos showing fish harvesters on the job in Alaska. The current fishing ride-along video is about a family that trolls for wild salmon in Hoonah in Southeast Alaska.