Recipes Library

Sturgeon Loaf from “Strictly Fish”

September 2nd, 2009

Even though retention and sales of white sturgeon caught in the Select Areas close on Sunday, September 6, 2009, over 2,000 sturgeon remain in the commercial quota for late fall gillnet fisheries on the Columbia River mainstem.  Perhaps {read more}

Creamed Salmon & Baked Chunks

August 17th, 2009

For most Columbia River fishing families, salmon is not only a great delicacy, but a terrific comfort food as well. Most Northwesterners have grown up eating salmon, and for every family there are recipes clearly identifiable as old {read more}

Gravad Lax

August 13th, 2009

This is an old Scandinavian favorite from Strictly Fish, the North Coast Fishermen’s Wives’ cookbook. It is not surprising that this method of preparing salmon is a Scandinavian favorite. The word for salmon in Norwegian {read more}

Teriyaki Sturgeon w/Shiitake Mushrooms

May 20th, 2009

Sturgeon, with its exquisite, firm white flesh, makes a great ingredient for grilling, whether in the kitchen or on the backyard barbecue. This recipe pairs sturgeon fillets with sesame and shiitake mushrooms. Marinate first, and then {read more}

Salmon Stuffed with Shrimp

May 18th, 2009

Salmon stuffed with shrimp is a Northwest variant on a gourmet American classic: start with a premium grade of fresh fish, cut a pocket, and then stuffed it with a mouth-watering stuffing made from tasty morsels of shellfish. In the {read more}

Fishermen’s Wives “secret” marinade

April 30th, 2009

Barbecue season is fast approaching. Learned in Brownsmead, Oregon in the mid 1980s, this marinade is easy, versatile, and tastes great: 1 part tamari 1 part cider vinegar 1 part salad oil Mix ingredients together. Marinate fish for at {read more}

Quickie Salmon Casserole

March 2nd, 2009

Quickie Salmon Casserole There are probably as many recipes for salmon casserole in the Columbia River fishing fleet as there are fishermen. This one is taken from the Northwest Fishermen’s Wives Cookbook, first published in 1978. {read more}

Overnight Salt Salmon

March 2nd, 2009

Overnight Salt Salmon Diane Anderson was of Swedish descent on her father’s side of the family and a marvelous cook. Her recipe for overnight salt salmon comes from the Northwest Fishermen’s Wives Cookbook, published in {read more}

Laks Looda (Salt Salmon Casserole)

March 2nd, 2009

Featured Recipe: Laks Looda (Salt Salmon Casserole) The Columbia River gillnet fleet claims many a family tradition of good fish cooking. This recipe from Ellen Niemi, originally published in the Northwest Fishermen’s Wives {read more}

Recipes from

February 28th, 2009

For an excellent source of seafood recipes, please visit the National Fisheries Institute. {read more}