Salmon Quesadillas

jenny The Author

Recipes: Frank Giglio
Photos: Jenny Nelson

The perfect recipe to go with the peach and avocado salad from this post, here they are: eagerly-awaited salmon quesadillas! They’re dairy and gluten free, making them perfect for lunch on the cleanse, a healthy dinner for the whole family or just something to keep on hand for a yummy snack. Leftovers make a great protein packed breakfast too.
Trust us, this one is going to be an instant favorite!

Makes 4 quesadillas

4 brown rice tortilla wraps
8 ounces cooked wild salmon (you could also use two cans of wild-caught)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into thin half moons
1/4 cup fresh chopped dill (can also use 2 tablespoons dried)
1/2 cup miso-almond “sauce” (see recipe below)

Heat up a large griddle or cast iron pan with a few scoops of coconut oil.
Gently warm the wraps for one to two minutes on each side, to make them more pliable.
While warming, chop the onions and dill.

Once wraps are warm on each side, remove from heat (keeping it on medium) and cover half of each wrap with the miso-almond sauce, to desired thickness.

Top with sliced red onion, dill and salmon.

Fold the wrap in half and place onto the still-hot griddle or pan.
Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes or the tortillas are a golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side, cooking until the entire quesadilla is warmed through.

Serve with an optional wedge of lime, or enjoy with the peach and avocado salad (link)

Miso-Almond Spread

2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons chickpea miso
juice of 1 lemon
½ cup-3/4 cup filtered water (just enough to help blend)

Soak 1 cup of almonds in 4 cups of filtered water for a minimum of 2 hrs. Strain and rinse well. (This step is not essential but really recommended)
Place into a high speed blender or food processor along with the rest of the above ingredients.
Blend well until pureed and a smooth paste is formed.
Note: In a pinch you could also use 1 cup of almond butter in place of whole almonds.

This stores in a container in the fridge for up to a week and has lots of uses, so definitely experiment with it!

Click HERE to get the Peach Avocado Salsa Recipe!


Beneath the Surface Combines Art, Archaeology and Music

WHAT: Beneath the Surface opening reception
WHERE: Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery
WHEN: Friday, August 2, from 5-7 pm
WHO: Paintings by Rebecca Crowell paired with artifacts from the Pratt collections and original sound score by David Crowell

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The Pratt’s new special exhibit begins Friday, August 2, with an opening reception from 5-7 pm
This exhibit explores the beauty and mystery of archaeology through abstract paintings by Rebecca Crowell and artifacts excavated in the Kenai Peninsula. Compositions and sound design by New York City composer David Crowell accompanies the visual display of paintings paired with artifacts from the Pratt collection.
Since 2002 Rebecca Crowell has been working with cold wax medium and oil. She writes, “My painting process itself has certain connections with the theme of archaeology, with its layering of paint, cold wax medium and other additives such as powdered pigment and sand.” Her work is displayed in galleries around this country and abroad.
In conjunction with her show, Crowell will give an Oil and Wax Painting Workshop at Kachemak Bay Campus from August 9-11. The registration deadline is Monday, August 5. For more information call KBC at 235-7743.
We invite you to join us from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 2, for an opening reception in the Special Exhibits Gallery. Beneath the Surface runs through September 29, 2013.

For more information contact Scott Bartlett, Curator of Exhibitions, at (907) 435-3335.

The Pratt Museum preserves the stories of the Kachemak Bay region and provides a gathering place for people to learn and be inspired by this region and its place in the world.

Encounters: Whales in Our Waters To Be Extended

Special exhibit will now run through Thursday, July 25

WHAT: Encounters: Whales in Our Waters extended

WHERE: Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery

WHEN: On display through July 25

WHO: The exhibit explores whales and other cetaceans in local waters, and how they interact with people.

One of the Pratt’s most popular special exhibits about whales and other marine mammals in this region will remain on display through Thursday, July 25th. That’s when the community of Homer welcomes Governor Sean Parnell and other dignitaries to town for the annual Governor’s Picnic. Encounters: Whales in Our Waters has been praised by hundreds of Pratt visitors since it opened on February 1. It was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, July 21 but will now be extended through Thursday, July 25. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the Pratt’s own 38-foot-long gray whale skeleton salvaged from a whale found in Halibut Cove Lagoon in 1999. Its bones were preserved and then re-assembled as part of a community-wide project that took place over a period of 13 years. The fully articulated gray whale skeleton will have a permanent home in the new Museum building slated to be finished in 2016. Now visitors and locals will have a little more time to enjoy this multi-media exhibit, the first for 2013, in our Special Exhibits Gallery. The Pratt Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information contact Marcia Lynn, Communications Coordinator, at (907) 435-3327.

The Pratt Museum preserves the stories of the Kachemak Bay region and provides a gathering place for people to learn and be inspired by this region and its place in the world.

Alaska’s Brooks River in Katmai National Park

Watch exclusive LIVE footage from Alaska’s Brooks River in Katmai National Park

Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world. Download the profiles to the right to learn who is at Brooks Falls today.

Click on the photo bellow to watch the LIVE footage!

Blog Bear


Location: Katmai National Park & Preserve, AK
Best viewing hours: Daylight Hours
Time zone: Alaska Daylight Time

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See more at:!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

Featured Package! Seeing Reds

Featured Package! Seeing Reds

2 full-days (8-9 hour) Trophy Rainbow Trout/Red Salmon Combo/wildlife watching on upper Kenai river

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  • Welcome gift for each guest
  • 5 nights lodging with breakfast each morning and lunches for each day of activities
  • 2 full-days (8-9 hour) Trophy Rainbow Trout/Red Salmon Combo/wildlife watching on middle Kenai river
  • 2 full-days (8-9 hour) Trophy Rainbow Trout/Red Salmon Combo/wildlife watching on upper Kenai river
  • an experienced guide for all charters
  • all tackle, bait and gear for charters
  • fishing licenses
  • on-site: all filleting, commercial vacuum packing and freezing of your catch from charters
  • 2 fish shipping boxes per person
  • complimentary use of rain gear and hip boots for charters as necessary
Prices: per person (double occupancy)
June & August = $2137 Reserve Trip Now
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