Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bed and Breakfasts in Alaska Provide a Unique Inn Experience

For a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast experience, plan your Alaskan getaway and choose from a variety of unique establishments - some unlike any you'll find in the continental United States. We promise you an unforgettable stay in the Last Frontier!

While cabins are popular in some areas of the continental U.S., they are VERY common in Alaska. Our great state has a rather harsh environment, and nothing stands up to the elements better than Alaskan hardwood. The resulting atmosphere is both rustic and cozy - the perfect reflection of Alaskan surroundings.

Since "breakfast" is practically our middle-name, our members around the state present the first meal of the day in a variety of ways. You might be invited into the main house to sit down with other overnight guests at the dining table and share stories and adventures. Other members might accommodate your privacy by having breakfast items already set up in your cabin, cottage or chalet for you to enjoy at your leisure. Our member innkeepers will be available as much or as little as you need them to answer questions, guide you on area side-trips, and provide directions that will help you make the most of your Alaskan experience.

The variety of lodging accommodations in Alaska is as vast as the state itself. Stay tuned for future blog posts where you will learn more about staying at an Alaskan winery, which wild fruits make the tastiest sauces and syrups on your sourdough pancakes, which innkeepers display a passion for native and wildlife themes at their bed and breakfasts, and tips on amazing scenery and 'flightseeing' adventures.

Alaska inn accommodations certainly provide a memorable lodging experience. No matter which you choose, our member innkeepers are committed to making your local travels welcoming, relaxing, and always unique!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Alaskan Salmon with a Kick

Chefs around the world love to use local ingredients to produce fantastic meals.  Alaskan chefs are no different.  And what's the one food that seems to go hand-in-hand with thoughts of Alaska?  Why Alaskan Salmon, of course!  While Alaska Bed and Breakfast Association member innkeepers may not have Salmon on the breakfast menu (although some do), we do have some favorite preparations of this amazingly rich meat.

In the spirit of friendship and a full stomach for all, we would like to share one of our favorite Alaskan Salmon recipes with current and potential guests of our Alaska inns!  We hope you enjoy this version of one of our state's major food staples!

Firecracker Grilled Alaskan Salmon

Prep Time:  20 Minutes
Cook Time:  20 Minutes
Ready In:  6 Hrs 40 Minutes (includes marinating time)
Servings:  8

    8 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
    1/2 cup peanut oil
    4 tablespoons soy sauce
    4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    4 tablespoons green onions, chopped
    3 teaspoons brown sugar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
    1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Place salmon filets in a medium, nonporous glass dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the peanut oil, soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and salt. Whisk together well, and pour over the fish. Cover and marinate the fish in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Prepare an outdoor grill with coals about 5 inches from the grate, and lightly oil the grate.
  • Grill the fillets 5 inches from coals for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part, or until fish just flakes with a fork. Turn over halfway through cooking.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving  Calories: 307 | Total Fat: 21.5g | Cholesterol: 63mg

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com.