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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stikine River King Salmon at Aroma Thyme Bistro

Just arrived from Alaska, Stikine River King Salmon. This King Salmon has 25% fat and is a true Alaskan classic like the Copper River. The Stikine is not that well know because it was not commercially fished for 19 years. And then all of a sudden about 5 years ago my Alaskan fish specialist told me this was a must. And he was right. Some years this river is fished before the Coper River which is the traditionaly kick off for the Alaskan River season.

We have a limited supply of this King Salmon. We are serving it with a White Wine & Mustard Dill Sauce.

The Stikine River (pronounced /stɪˈkiːn/) is a river, historically also the Stickeen River, approximately 379 mi (610 km) long,[1] in northwestern British Columbia in Canada and southeastern Alaska in the United States. Considered one of the last truly wild rivers in British Columbia, it drains a rugged pristine area east of the Coast Mountains, cutting a fast-flowing course through the mountains in deep glacier-lined gorges to empty into Eastern Passage, just north of the city of Wrangel, which is situated at the north end of Wrangell Island in the Alexander Archipelago. The name of the river comes from its Tlingit name Shtax' Héen, meaning "cloudy river (with the milt of spawning salmon)", or alternately "bitter waters (from the tidal estuaries at its mouth)". Its watershed encompasses approximately 20,000 mi² (52,000 km²). Its Grand Canyon was compared by naturalist John Muir to Yosemite.
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We would never expect you to eat this shrimp, nor do we serve farmed Asian shrimp

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