Cured Finger Lakes Salmon

Cured Finger Lakes Salmon, Ramps, and White Asparagus

A few weeks ago, I was back on Cayuga Lake with Fisherman John, this time targeting landlocked salmon and brown trout. Despite a dreadful forecast, we got pretty lucky with the weather: it felt warmer than it really was, we only got hit by a few brief showers, and we almost didn’t need our rain […]

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Cayuga Lake Salmon, Blue Cheese and Porcini Coulibiac

I know I’ve already posted a coulibiac recipe about a year ago, but this one is a bit different. While still keeping the format of a traditional coulibiac (dough, fish, rice), I chose the other elements based on their chemical composition. As it turns out, ingredients that share a lot of chemical compounds are more likely […]

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Cured Lake Trout Roe

Cured Lake Trout Roe

The icing on the cake when you catch your own fish is that you’ll get plenty of fish roe during spawning season — my last trip on Cayuga Lake alone brought almost a pound! Cured trout roe (personally, I don’t like calling it caviar unless it comes from a sturgeon) has become an increasingly expensive delicacy, with […]

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