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Old August 22nd, 2006, 12:51 PM
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Can anyone advise of the best place for a Salmon bake dinner?
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Where are you going to be??? Exit Glacier Salmon Bake is very good, Pioneer Park, excellent if you are first thru the lines. Gold Creek out of Juneau is good for the mass market that it serves. I give the edge to Liarsville out of Skagway. My favorite place for salmon, however is Thane Ore House in Juneau.
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Thanks Karen,
We will be in Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Juneau, Skagway, sitka, Ketchikan and Whittier.
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I just returned from the Coral Princess and I believe after the Mendahall Glasier we were taken to Gold Creek out of Juneau . It was very good. It was all you could it and if you did not want salmon you could have chicken or ribs as well, I had all 3.
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This will be our first cruise to Alaska, and we are (on the Kenai Fjords National Park Wildlife Cruise having fresh grilled salmon on Fox Island ???????? Not baked, though.

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For clairfication- NONE of the salmon "Bakes" are baked, all are grilled.

The Fox Island is similar to all the other "buffet" salmon bakes.
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Thanks to all that have replied. Karen good clairfication
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Karen16, ditto rdonte. Thanks . Here in Texas, baked is baked and grilled is grilled.

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Default For the Best fresh Salmon...

I was just in Alaska, and had fresh salmon as much as I could, and each time i was disapointed. They simply overcooked the salmon. I suggest the better places for having fresh salmon is NOT Salmon Bakes, but a restaurant and ask them to make sure they do not overcook the salmon.

I have been to culinary school, so I know a properly cooked piece of fish. With the "Salmon Bakes", they are usually cooking for so many people and simply do not have the control that a restaurant does.

I hope this helps.
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I was so looking forward to some good grilled salmon. I figgured that in Alaska I would get the "best yet" salmon. Guess I will "nibble" at the salmon bake and pig out at a good restaurant.

Thaks for the input.

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I was just in Alaska, and had fresh salmon as much as I could, and each time i was disapointed. They simply overcooked the salmon. I suggest the better places for having fresh salmon is NOT Salmon Bakes, but a restaurant and ask them to make sure they do not overcook the salmon.

I have been to culinary school, so I know a properly cooked piece of fish. With the "Salmon Bakes", they are usually cooking for so many people and simply do not have the control that a restaurant does.

I hope this helps.
That is way I repeatedly recommend the Thane Ore House. Always excellent there. Where did you go??
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We really enjoyed the salmon at Orca Point Lodge on one of our Juneau excursions. They grilled it using only 3-4 ingredients for the grilling marinade....it was delicious!! I think it was honey, soy sauce, lemon juice and possibly one other ingredient. We prefer our fish DONE, so perhaps some of you wouldn't care for it.
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We too had a Salmon Bake at the Orca Point Lodge out of Juneau. It was a good marinade, but the salmon was overdone. I was not the only person who commented that it was overdone. A properly cooked piece of salmon should be very light and flaky and moist -- just barely out of the transparent pink stage in the center.

FYI: the best way to cook salmon at home is to preheat your stovetop grill pan (the kind with grates is the best). Salt (sea salt) and pepper the salmon and lay the "presentation side" down on the hot grill ...listen for the sizzle...if no sizzle the pan is not hot enough. Let the slamon cook for a few minutes till done on one side - looking for nice color and carmelization (thats where the flavor is). HINT: If you lift the fish too soon, it will stick to the pan. Then flip the piece of fish over...sprinkle fresh lemon juice on it and pop it (keeping it on the grill pan) into a preheated 350 degree oven. Cook in the oven for 5 minutes - thats all. Remove pan from oven and let sit for a minute before serving. This method cooks the inside of the fish so that the whole piece is nice, moist and flaky.

FYI: if you simply keep cooking the fish on the stovetop - you overcook the fish. Try this method - you will love the fish!!! I have cooked salmon this way countless times to people who normally do not like salmon because it is normally overcooked...and they love it this way!!! I learned this method in culinary school, so no, I did not invent the method.
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