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Alaska Railroad

We spent last weekend in Alaska, it was beautiful! We took a leisurely 4 hour train ride from Anchorage, AK to Seward, AK on the Alaska Railroad.  The next day we took a fishing charter from Seward via the folks over at Seward Fishing Club.  Husband and I caught 3 coho salmon each!  Between you and I, I actually caught 2 of the 3 before husband even caught 1.  Ssshhhh…..  When I brought in numero dos I could see the look of concern in his eyes.  I told him confidently that “today I am the fish whisperer” and I asked him if he wanted to know my secret.  I told him he has to talk to the fish in his head “here fishy fishy… know you want some of my delicious bait….”.  Anyhow, the fact of the matter is that husband tried my fish whisperer method and within 2 minutes he caught his first coho.  Haaaa….haaaa…..wifey knows best most of the time!  In the end, we got to send home 12 lbs of coho.

Fishing Charter

I wish I could have taken a picture of our gorgeous fish but those men on the charter filet those puppies up so fast!  So instead, you can enjoy a picture of husband and I at the end of our day.  I am proud to say that I put on my big girl panties for our excursion.  I got up at 4:30am, didn’t get sea sick, ended my day with blood splattered on my clothes and loved every minute of it.  Yay me!

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon

We had some of the salmon earlier in the week, and simply bbq’d it in our grilling basket.  I don’t know if the salmon tastes so good because it’s from the fruits of our labor, but it’s perfect.  Sunday night usually = fish night so I decided to do baked salmon.  I used the same method as I had previously used with the salmon nicoise recipe earlier.  Yum, yum and then some! (If you do this recipe, I would suggest adding a little dill at the end.


  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh salmon fillets

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

For the marinade, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, mustard, garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

Place the salmon on a sheet pan that has been covered in aluminum foil, and drizzle the marinade over the salmon. Allow the salmon to sit for 15 minutes.  Place the salmon in the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until it is almost cooked through. Remove to a plate and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.

P.S.  If you ever get the opportunity to go to Alaska, you must.  Pictures do it no justice, it’s God’s country for sure…..simply breathtaking.

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