Thursday, June 5, 2008

Calling All Salmon Chefs

Marx Foods is calling all cooks who are wild about salmon to enter their best recipe for an opportunity to win a summer of wild salmon.

The creator of the winning recipe will receive a “summer of wild salmon”— three separate 5-pound shipments of wild salmon fillets over the next three months. A shipment of wild salmon will be delivered directly to the winner’s doorstep once in July, August and September on the dates of the winner’s choosing.

The wild salmon species and origination will vary throughout the summer, depending on what’s fresh and running. For example, July’s shipment might be Taku River Sockeye, Copper River Coho in August, and Columbia River King in September. Only the fish know for sure.

Submit your best salmon recipe here. The recipe must be original with salmon being the star of the dish. A recipe title should be included with the submission, and each contestant can enter only one recipe.

“We’d like to not only have our winner stocked with fresh seasonal fish for the summer months, but also give them an opportunity to taste and compare several types of wild salmon,” said Justin Marx, CEO of

Wild salmon runs began with the Copper River in mid-May and will continue with different species in different rivers throughout the summer, ending with troll-caught King Salmon in mid October.

Recipes can be submitted directly to the Marx Foods blog, and if the author would like to include a photo, it can be e-mailed to to be added to the post.

The contest is not limited to fresh salmon—recipes can incorporate any variety of salmon—frozen, smoked, canned, pickled, etc. Each recipe will be judged by the staff at on deliciousness and originality. Recipes are being sought out that can be realistically recreated in a home kitchen.

That last part is important.

Last month Marx Foods had a mushroom recipe contest. A recipe for Scallops, Morel Mushrooms & Asparagus and another for Mushroom, Ramp and Spinach Tart took the cake—which was 2 pounds of fresh morel mushrooms. The winning recipes can be viewed here. All the delicious mushroom recipes entered—there were 122—can be viewed at the blog.

“We had an extremely difficult time narrowing down all the fabulous mushroom recipes that were submitted to our previous contest,” said Katy Springer, General Manager of “But when it came down to it I think the recipes that were imaginative, realistic to recreate, and incorporated fresh, seasonal ingredients really stood out to us.”

Please submit original salmon recipes online by Friday, June 20, 2008, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific time. That's 9:59 p.m. here, folks.


Emily @ said...

Thanks, Laura! We hope that you enter a recipe too.