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The Steelhead ID Crisis

The Steelhead ID Crisis

What in Salmon Hill is a steelhead? I get that steelhead is a fish, but exactly what kind of fish is it? It looks like a trout, yes; but like a salmon too. It acts like a salmon unless its acting like a trout. Scientists proclaim it’s a trout but then ardently insist it is
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Steelhead + Cosmic Crisp = OMG

Steelhead + Cosmic Crisp = OMG

Is steelhead salmon? It looks like salmon and tastes like salmon so what is the difference? These questions have been raised to me throughout the years and I always answer the same. Steelhead and salmon are vastly different in many ways but their flavor profile is very close. Baby steelhead start out their life as
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Be Shellfish, Eat Oysters

Be Shellfish, Eat Oysters

I know what you’re thinking… It’s a little bit risky to be shellfish at this time of year. What with Santa making his list of the good boys and girls… It’s important to be careful on the homestretch. But if you want to make extra points for being good to yourself, I suggest eating lots
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Out with the New–In with the Old

Out with the New–In with the Old

The classics have always been a staple in the culinary scene. Back in the good old days of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s you could not go into a restaurant without seeing the words Rockefeller, Thermidor, Diane or Napoleon.  These dishes were comprised in a precise way and customers what they were getting. New school
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It’s Engagement Season!

It’s Engagement Season!

It’s engagement season, and we love weddings AND celebrations at Salty’s! This is where Seattle comes to celebrate, so we thought we’d take a moment to highlight some of our favorite facts about this time of year and offer some advice on how to enjoy your engagement rather than stressing! Why December? Did you know
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Most Comforting Comfort Food

Most Comforting Comfort Food

Seafood is comfort food The last of the leaves are taking to the streets and its chipper out there alright. It’s time for the most comforting, of comfort foods. Soothing contentment, and a sense of well-being is what we seek at this chillier time of year. So, how is it that a dish gets the
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