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The Road to Tutka Bay

The Road to Tutka Bay

It is such a long flight from the East Coast to Anchorage that I almost feel that I have to pull out my passport as I get off the plane — what country have I landed in now?

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I am in Alaska for the first time, and it is so large that it is almost like landing in another country rather than the 49th state. I am here as guest of the ASMI — the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (www.wildalaskaseafood.com) — because they feel that people in the lower 48 don’t totally understand what a seafood bonanza they have up here, and those who do know may still feel a little mystified about it all.

The first evening, we walk to Crush restaurant for a deluxe seafood dinner of oysters, mussels, crabs, and salmon as well as an overview of the Alaskan seafood business. Let’s just put it in simple terms: There is more seafood here than there is coffee in Brazil — salmon, pollock, real cod, faux cod, halibut, king crab, oysters, and mussels. Salmon, of course, has the best backstory — it’s a reality show where baby salmon are hatched in the freshwater rivers, go out into the salt water to sow their wild oats, then return to home waters to spawn a family. There are a half-dozen different varieties of salmon, and three-quarters of a million pounds of them are harvested annually.

But writers cannot live by seafood alone. We have landed in Anchorage en route to a wilderness lodge at Tutka Bay. If you don’t know where Tutka Bay is, it’s just across Kachemak Bay from Homer. If you don’t know where Homer is, it’s time to hit up Google maps.

But that’s tomorrow. Tonight we drink wine and feast on Alaska seafood.

Great White Salmon

Sockeye salmon are perhaps the most prized of the species, but for our main course we are being served a rarer fish — a white king salmon. Does it taste different than other salmon? A touch milder, we are told, but as we enjoy it poached with a corn velouté, zucchini strips, and summer truffles, who can tell?

Rust’s Never Sleeps

As this is the land of the midnight sun, we sleep in late. Then we are off for Tutka Bay Lodge, luxury in the wilderness. We know that it’s a wilderness lodge because we can’t drive there, and our Uber app won’t work. Our choices are to go by slow boat or by float plane, so we call on Rust’s, which can easily land us on a glacier or, hopefully, dip down into Tutka Bay.


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


The Road to Tutka Bay - Recipes

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table.

This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quiet cove at the entrance to Tutka Bay, a deep seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. In old-world tradition, Kirsten Dixon’s family works together to craft a lifestyle that centers around three themes: the natural world, their culinary lives, and living a life of adventure.

Organized by sections for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, the cookbook includes one hundred recipes, including Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade, Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, and Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake.

“Seafood is the star of our cuisine here, as it should be. We certainly serve our share of ocean-caught salmon throughout the entire summer season. Halibut, cod, rockfish, shrimp, and crab also are served nearly daily. We are never too far from the garden in our cooking and many of our recipes include fresh-picked herbs or vegetables that grow well in Alaska. In addition, the wild berries, herbs, mushrooms, and sea vegetables inspire us to remember where on the Earth we live and how lucky we are, ” Kirsten says.

Table of Content

Foreword by Pam Houston
With Gratitude
Welcome to Tutka Bay Lodge

We Look for Seashells in the Morning
Morning Meal
Apple Cheddar Waffles
Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Syrup
Breakfast Rice Bowl
Brioche Dough
Brioche Doughnuts with Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Cider Black Currant Marmalade
Crab Cake Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce on Homemade English Muffins
Crispy Russet Potato and Gruyère Hash Browns
Danish Pastry Using Quick Danish Dough
Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
Homemade Granola
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Yogurt
Hot Oat Cereal
Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Flour Tortilla
Monkey Bread
No-Knead Breakfast Bread
Red-Flannel Hash
Salmon Bacon with Rhubarb Lacquer
The Perfect Crab Omelet
Whole Grain Wild Berry Bars
Wild Berry Ricotta Muffins

Let’s Take Our Luncheon by the Sea
A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk Along the Briny Beach…
Aioli
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chilli-Crab Fresh Rolls
Cod Fritters with Pea Cream
Curried Fish and Chips
Dungeness Crab Melts
Fish Tacos with Simple Salsa and Homemade Corn Tortilla
Ginger Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croque Madame
Hot-Smoked Salmon Croquettes
Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder (no photo)
Local Seafood Paella with Sofrito
Pickled Red Onion
Red Currant Jam Tart
Rhubarb and Ricotta Churros
Rhubarb Lemonade Bars (no photo)
Russian Summer Soup (no photo)
Sourdough Panzanella
Spot Shrimp Pizza with White Sauce

We Gather the Oysters and the Wine
Fête
Blueberry Chutney
Bullwhip Kelp Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Charred Tomato Flatbread
Crab Steam Buns
Crabapple Chutney
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Grilled Oysters with Salmon Bacon and Pernod
Halibut Sliders
Mini Salmon Pirogi
Pan Seared Scallops with Honey Cider Glaze
Puff Pastry Flatbread
Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
Rice Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Rockfish Fritters
Rosti Crab Cakes with Fennel Remoulade
Salmon Rillettes
Sea Crackers
Sea Lettuce Relish (no photo)
Shrimp Chips
Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

At the Table We Share Our Stories
To the Table
Almond Chocolate Toffee
Beef Filet with Jakolof Bay Oyster Sauce
Beet and Sweet Potato Crumble
Braised Short Rib Ravioli
Caramel Nut Tart
Carrot Ginger Soup
Dark Chocolate Berry Tart
Grilled Ribeye with Ocean-Style Chimichurri
Halibut with Rhubarb and Ginger
Herbed Salad with Pickled Radish
Miso Butter Pasta with Fresh Basil And Salmon (No Photo)
Pork Tenderloin with Leek Cream
Raspberry Semifreddo
Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Salmon-Filled Gnocchi
Toasted Barley Risotto with Comté Cheese (No Photo)
Weathervane Scallops with White Wine Sauce
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Wild Berry Chocolate Shortcake

Our Teaching Life
A Good Cook Can Cook Anywhere
Alaska Fisherman’s Stew
Alaska Seafood Sausage
Candied Crabapples
Curry Powder
Five Sauces for Salmon
Goa Coast Shrimp Curry
Halibut Shawarma
Making Sea Salt
Marcona-Crusted Halibut Cheeks with Sofrito
Ramen Noodle Bowl
Salmon Masala
Salt-Crusted Salmon
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Rub
White Bean Stew


Watch the video: Little Tutka Bay (December 2021).