Contest Winners

SWAP MEAT FOR ALASKA SEAFOOD: WINNERS FOR THE 2015 PROFESSIONAL CHEF RECIPE CONTEST

AND THE WINNERS ARE…our panel of judges has selected the winning entries showcasing Alaska seafood as a substitute for other animal proteins.

MEAT SWAPPED:
VEAL or
BEEF SHANK
1ST PLACE WINNER $2,500 PRIZE

ALASKA SALMON OSSO BUCO

BY CHEF ADAM HEGSTAD,
WANDERING TABLE, SPOKANE, WA
Chef Adam Hegsted, chef and owner of The Wandering Table at Kendall Yards in Spokane, WA won first place with his recipe for Salmon Osso Buco. A long-time fan of Alaska seafood, he chose wild Alaska Sockeye salmon in place of veal. The winning dish is already being served at the Chef’s Table and it was enjoyed by all. He plans to add it to the restaurant menu in the fall. CLICK FOR MORE ON CHEF HEGSTED

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MEAT SWAPPED:
PORK
2ND PLACE WINNER $1,000 PRIZE

ALASKA WEATHERVANE SCALLOPS WITH BLACKBERRY AGAVE SAUCE

BY CHEF INSTRUCTOR MICHAEL J WATZ,
WASHBURNE CULINARY INSTITUTE, CHICAGO, IL
Chef Michael Watz created Indian Spiced Alaska Weathervane Scallops with Blackberry Agave Sauce. He often prepares this dish with smoked pork, but the sweetness and texture of the scallops make them a great substitute. Chef Watz grew up on the ocean, eating seafood daily. He has a great appreciation for ocean-to-table. CLICK FOR MORE ON CHEF WATZ

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MEAT SWAPPED:
Beef or
Veal Tenderloin
3RD PLACE WINNER $500 PRIZE

ALASKA KING SALMON FILET “OSCAR”

BY CORPORATE CHEF KEONI CHANG,
FOODLAND SUPER MARKET, LTD., HONOLULU, HI
Chef Keoni Chang got third place for his recipe, Alaska King Salmon Filet “Oscar”. He swapped out the traditional beef in favor of a wild Alaska salmon filet, and opted for Alaska King crab to enhance the flavor and the presentation of this unique dish. CLICK FOR MORE ON CHEF CHANG

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Finalist recipes were judged using the following criteria: Flavor 60%; Creativity/Originality 30%; Visual Appeal 10%.
Contest entries were accepted from April 1, 2015 through June 1, 2015. For Rules and Details go to http://www.wildalaskaseafood.com/swapmeat/contest-details/
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

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