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The Significance of Salmon: Guest Blog by Kara Berlin of Thunder's Catch

The Significance of Salmon: Guest Blog by Kara Berlin of Thunder's Catch

To see the recipe that goes along with this blog post, head over here. Filleted on the rocking, slippery back deck of our boat, the F/V Thunder, just moments after being caught, fortifying pursuit with our own Wild Alaska Sockeye is such a welcome treat, but it’s also so much more than a meal. With tired eyes and cold, stiff hands, we gather-round the galley table, refueling ourselves on gratitude and grace for the moment, the purpose, the bountiful Alaskan waters, the pursuit. Thank you ocean, thank you fish… …Back on terra firma after the sun-up-to-sun-down-and-then-some commercial fishing season has...

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Pairing Wood and Food: Guest Blog by Derrick Riches

Pairing Wood and Food: Guest Blog by Derrick Riches

For the first guest blog in the Wildwood Grilling Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza we are thrilled to welcome long-time grill enthusiast Derrick Riches. He's here to talk about wood smoke and how to use it well. Burgers, dogs, chops, and chicken. Burgers, dogs, chops, and chicken. This is what we throw on the grill for those long Summer night cookouts. Over and over again. These are the most popular grilled foods and while they are great, it’s a shame that we don’t do more. The typical backyard grill, whether gas or charcoal, is capable of cooking so much. Very little of...

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Grill with Cedar Wraps

Grill with Cedar Wraps

Grilling with cedar wraps infuses food with cedar aroma and steam without adding extra calories or crafting a messy clean up. Wraps are especially excellent for grilling food like vegetables, scallops, and delicate white fish that tends to get battered on the grill. Cedar grilling wraps can be used in the oven or on the grill, but here are some basic grill instructions. Grilling Method: Soak wraps for 10-20 minutes in water. Preheat grill to medium (350ºF-400ºF.) Arrange food in the center of the wrap, parallel to the grain of the wood. Wrap edges toward each other and overwrap slightly....

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4 Recipes to Try this July 4th

4 Recipes to Try this July 4th

Camping out for some holiday grilling? Why not plank the whole meal? Here are four recipes to make 4th of July the tastiest holiday this summer!Appetizer: Red, White, and Blue Brie Stay festive with the snacks. Main Course: Cheese Stuffed Burgers Go traditional with a twist and put cheese INSIDE your cedar planked burger.   Side: Portobello Mushrooms Not just a mushroom, this side covers all your bases: veggies, on veggies, on mushrooms. Dessert: Festival Peaches Pack up some ice cream and tote along some peaches for this one-of-a-kind cedar planked dessert. It's never a let-down. Need help getting it...

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