What’s Your Dream Travel Location?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting a certain place in the world? I mean like studied about this place, read books about it, and planned over and over again what you want to do when your get to visit the place? For me that place is Alaska!

For years now I have had a fascination with Alaska. I read books about Alaska. I have travel guides to Alaska. I’ve even thought at great lengths about moving there.

In my search I found an awesome site about these girls that grew up on the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and now have their own business called The Salmon Sisters. These girls have amazing stories, and great merchandise, especially if you have a love of all things Alaska like I do! (I do not receive any compensation for sharing their website. I just share it because I like it!) 

Recently they shared a wonderful recipe that I am sharing with you below. Again, all credit to The Salmon Sisters. Check out their site for great leggings, sweatshirts and more!

Octopus Patties & Sea Lettuce

1 beach caught octopus
Light olive oil
3/4 cup red onion, small dice
1/2 cup celery, small dice
1/2 cup carrot, small dice
3/4 cup red, green and yellow bell pepper, small dice
Sea salt and black pepper

Cook partially skinned octopus in plenty of water in large pot (keep the suckers on to add color). It takes one and a half hours to cook octopus until tender. Cool until it’s safe to handle. Cut in small pieces, small enough to fit in grinder. Grind using the smallest grinding blade. Set aside.

Save a few teaspoons each diced vegetable, set aside for salad. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in sauté pan; add onion, celery, carrot and bell peppers. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add mix to ground octopus, mix well. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Use an ice cream scoop to measure patties.

Heat additional 1-2 tablespoons oil in same sauté pan.

Add octopus patties, cook until browned on both sides.

Serve with Sea Lettuce salad and Sesame Rice Wine Vinaigrette.

Sea Lettuce and Sesame Rice Wine Vinaigrette

4-6 pieces cleaned and dried sea lettuce, sliced in ½ inch pieces
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons red onion, fine dice
2 teaspoons carrot, fine dice
2 teaspoons red, yellow and green bell pepper, fine dice
1-2 teaspoons honey

Wash and dry sea lettuce with paper towels. Make vinaigrette by mixing vinegar and honey. Add sesame oil. Mix well. Add diced raw vegetables. Pour over sea lettuce, toss well. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Serve with octopus patties.

 

What place do you dream of traveling to? Share it with me in the comments below!

~ Sarah