PUBLISHED: 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Recipe of the WEEK: Salmon with Salsa Verde
6 medium cloves garlic

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 medium green bell pepper, roughly chopped

½ bunch cilantro

½ bunch parsley, preferably flatleaf

¼ c. sherry vinegar or other wine vinegar (not balsamic)

½ c. olive oil

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor, and puree into a smooth paste. With processor running, drizzle in olive oil in a slow stream to make sauce.

4 fillets salmon, each 6-8 oz., skin off

Salt and pepper

1 T. pure New Mexico red chili powder (mild)

Olive oil

Season salmon with salt and pepper. Dust fillets with chili powder. Pan sear in olive oil in a hot pan, turning once. Oven finish in pan, if desired. To serve, pool sauce on plate and top with salmon. Serve with potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Prepared by Chef Derrick Snyder

This week at Chez Alaska Cooking School

August 9th ~ 8:50 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.Demonstration classes with salmon and halibut.

August 12th ~ 8:50 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.

Demonstration classes with sourdough and puff pastry salmon.

August 13th ~ 3:25 p.m. and 5:35 p.m.

Demonstration classes.

August 21st ~ 10:30 a.m.Hands-on class...check online at