Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Oregon Coast Seafood

Align Center Gearhart Sunset

Local Seafood Shack

Gearhart Smoked Salmon Pasta

On the second day of my Northern trip we ended up at the Seaside/Gearhart region of Northwest Oregon, its a small coastal town that really comes alive on weekends when Portland residents escape the summers heat for the much cooler coast. I have been coming to this town off and on for the last ten years and love the clean and beautiful beach. Being on the coast makes me always want seafood as much as possible and there are good seafood restaurants and shops where all the local products can be found. The choices include local steamer and razor clams, halibut, salmon and dungeness crab. I found some really nice locally smoked Chinook salmon which I planned to use in a pasta for dinner. This pasta recipe is fast and easy which kept me from missing the flawless weather outside.

Gearhart Smoked Salmon Pasta

1 pound smoked salmon, flaked
6 roma tomatoes, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 pound linguine pasta
1 cup white wine and a glass for yourself
3-4 Tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt/pepper to taste

1. Saute the onions and garlic in a a few tablespoons of olive oil till lightly browned.
2. Add tomatoes and continue to cook till soft, add wine and flaked salmon, turn down to a simmer.
3. While the sauce is cooking bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta.
4. When pasta is done, drain and add to the sauce, check seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Note: The salmon might provide enough salt, so taste before adding more.

Yield = 4-6

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