Some Fin Tasty, Salmon Bites – Alaska

We didn’t have to mullet over too much, King salmon is dolphinitely our pick for Alaska. The state fish, also known as Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, can weigh over 100 pounds. Holy Mackerel!

Slamon Bites

Just thinking about the size of the Land of the Midnight Sun gives us a haddock, it’s twice the size of Texas with over 573,000 square miles. We don’t mean to carp on and on, but with 34,000 miles of coastline, seafood is a top commodity for the state, providing over half of the nation’s commercially harvest fish.

Eating salmon is a great oppor-tuna-ty to load up on omega-3 fatty acids which may aid in heart health, reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of stroke.

Want to try some fin different? These Salmon Bites are delish and you won’t pull a mussel making them.

Check out Salmonstock, three days of fun, fish and music, August 1-3, 2014, in Ninilchik. Ok, we’ll clam up now.

Alaska Salmon Bites

  • Servings: 36 bites
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, used with permission.



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Alaska Sockeye salmon, fresh or thawed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Green onion curls (optional for garnish)


In a sauce pan, heat the oils over medium heat. Sauté garlic and ginger until soft. Add the wine, soy sauce, orange juice and honey; simmer until reduced by half. When cool, add Alaska Sockeye Salmon pieces to marinade and marinate for 3 to 5 minutes, turning to coat all sides.

Grill salmon pieces over medium heat on grill or grill top, cooking just until fish is opaque throughout.

Garnish with green onion curl if desired. Skewer with wooden picks to serve.