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Copper River Coho Contest Winners

Congrats to the winners of the  Copper River Coho Chef Competition! Last month, 10 talented chefs were selected to compete and received a complimentary Copper River Coho to use in the creation of an original dish. Now, 3 lucky chefs have won big by impressing the judges with their creativity and skill in showcasing  this incredible salmon.  Our 1st Place winner will receive the grand prize – a check for $1,000 – and will also receive a  Meglio Knives “Fishmonger” Offset Fillet Knife alongside our two runner’s up.  


GRAND PRIZE WINNER


Chef Cesar Figueroa

14-Day Dry Aged Copper River Salmon / Pacific Northwest Heirloom Figs  / Pink Lemonade Apple Purée / Grilled Salmon Wings Glazed with Blackened Fig Molasses, / Fig Leaf Oil / Rosemary Ash / Season Fried Scales / Salmon Roe


RUNNER UP WINNERS


Chef Colt Taylor

“Barely Cooked” Copper River Salmon Belly, cured in a Ricotto Pepper Cure then Seared on One Side / Dehydrated  Salmon Skin Soufflé with Togarashi / Coconut & Black Garlic Consommé / Pickled Baby Ricotto Peppers / End of Season Sungolds / Citrus Lace / Gem Marigold


Chef Serge Simonov

Grilled Copper River Salmon / Braised Pineapple Quince / Ras el Hanout / Whipped Labne / Turmeric Poached Cherry Tomatoes / Mint


You can see all the entries in the Copper River Coho Chef Competition at the #CopperRiverCohoContest hashtag on Instagram.