A potluck in Southeast Alaska serves as a virtual taste-test of salmon dips (this one is a family recipe supplied by my friend). It’s quick, versatile — and if you’re not Tara Marconi, the main character in The Alaskan Laundry, and didn’t grow up in a bakery in South Philadelphia, you don’t have to teach yourself to bake cannoli!
For bonus points, make your own salt from seawater, baking it first, then boiling it down, and setting it on the counter to evaporate the rest of the water. You can even shoot the moon and smoke the crystals in alder. Either way folks will love this — plus you get to tell your story about how you caught your salmon. (Or carefully selected it from your local fishmonger.)