Introducing: Herring en Escabeche, Fried Potatoes & Pimenton Aioli from Bar Melusine

Herring en escabeche, fried potatoes, pimenton aioli from Bar Melusine for Alaska Herring Week 2017! Photo courtesy Bar Melusine.

We are excited to try this Herring en Escabeche with fried potatoes and pimenton aioli from Bar Melusine for Alaska Herring Week 2017! And we have a big crush on their white dishes with the blue trim, too! (Stay tuned for the recipe!)

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2017 Alaska Herring Week Participants: Six Weeks Out, 45 Strong!

Smoked Herring, summer squash, radish and herb vinaigrette by Bar Melusine for NW Herring Week 2016. Photo copyright 2016 by Zachary D. Lyons.

We just updated our website with the first comprehensive list of participants in Seattle’s Alaska Herring Week for 2017. This year, Alaska Herring Week will celebrate gorgeous Pacific herring from the cold waters of Alaska for the week of Monday, June 19th through Sunday, June 25th, and six weeks out, we already have 45 restaurants, grocers and events committed to participate. Compare that to 33 total participants in 2016! And this year, we expand across Lake Washington to include East King County. This year’s lineup includes neighborhood favorites like Ballard’s Porkchop & Co., as well as world-renowned destinations like Woodinville’s The Herbfarm and SkyCity At The Space Needle, and every kind of eatery in between, and we continue to add more! Please check out our 2017 lineup now!

Celebrate Pride With Herring!

Happy Pride Weekend, Seattle! And what better way to celebrate our oneness than with the most commonly-eaten fish on earth: herring! This weekend, while you are attending Pride festivities on Capitol Hill, you will find these beautiful and delicious fishes dishes for Northwest Herring Week. Enjoy!

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Alaskan Herring, piquillo pepper-golden raisin peperonata, pine nut gremolata, grilled bread from Terra Plata for NW Herring Week!

Alaskan Herring, piquillo pepper-golden raisin peperonata, pine nut gremolata, grilled bread from Terra Plata for Northwest Herring Week!

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Herring Toast: grilled herring on house farro bread with dill, fennel & cucumber from Lark for NW Herring Week! (available for lunch at Slab)

Herring Toast: grilled herring on house farro bread with dill, fennel & cucumber from Lark for Northwest Herring Week! (Also available for lunch at Slab)

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Smoked Herring, summer squash, radish, herb vinaigrette from Bar Melusine for NW Herring Week!

Smoked Herring, summer squash, radish, herb vinaigrette from Bar Melusine for Northwest Herring Week!

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Geng Som Pla – Southern Thai Sour Curry, spicy with Togiak herring, green papaya and greens, from Little Uncle for NW Herring Week!

Geng Som Pla – Southern Thai Sour Curry, spicy with Togiak herring, green papaya and greens, from Little Uncle for Northwest Herring Week!