This recipe originated from our Master Smoker, Gabe Stoltz. When Gabe’s not at Wildfish, he’s perfecting his Stalefish under Portland’s Burnside Bridge. No, seriously! That or any number of the Pacific Northwest’s best underground skate spots, which we promised him we wouldn’t reveal here.
Not only is skateboarding not a crime, it’s actually a pretty good workout too, and its the type of sport where concrete meets flesh, a lot. So like all extreme sports, solid recovery food is critical.
Enter Gabe’s Classic Coho melt. This melt is easy to prepare and is best paired with a cold beverage at the end of a long day.
Wildfish Smoked Herring is pretty flavorful, with deep, savory undertones, and it might just be all the salt source you need for this creamy, Italian-American-inspired pasta.
Sometimes the greatest tastes come from pairing the extraordinary with ordinary. This recipe pairs one of our most technical culinary creations with one of America’s most unassuming condiments. Ingenuity and irony intersect and lead us on a one-way journey to a very basic yet delicious destination.