Smoked Coho in Birch Syrup
A 2023 LIMITED RELEASE!
After a long winter, the herring spawn is what signals that spring has finally arrived on Prince of Wales Island; but for our northerly neighbors on the Kenai Peninsula, the flow of birch sap is nature's alarm.
When the idea came to us to find a pairing for our beloved Smoked Coho, we knew not just any old flavor would be able to tango with the sea-and-smoke profile inside this iconic can. So we turned to none other than Homer's own Bridge Creek Birch Syrup for a late-run batch of this year's harvest. And don’t be turned off by the word “syrup”—if maple were a can of coca cola, birch would be a glass of malbec.
Tasting notes: Dark and complex, birch syrup’s rich, umami-forward flavor blends perfectly with our bright and briny Smoked Coho.
Serve it up: More commonly used to enhance marinades and dressings than for pouring over breakfast foods, birch syrup pairs fantastically with flavorful fish like coho. We’ve done the work for you, so simply flake your salmon (and drizzle some can juice!) onto a generous scoop of steamy white rice for a simple take on one of Southeast Alaska’s favorite dishes: teriyaki-marinated salmon.
Source: Southeast Alaska
Harvested: Troll-caught (Hook & Line)
Ingredients: Coho salmon, pure Alaska birch syrup, salt, pure cane sugar, garlic, black pepper, all-natural wood smoke