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RV cooking: Northwest wild salmon on the Yellowstone River

Coho salmon was the highlight of one of our cookouts on the road, seasoned with Tom Douglas's Rub With Love. (Leslie Kelly)
Coho salmon was the highlight of one of our cookouts on the road, seasoned with Tom Douglas's Rub With Love. (Leslie Kelly)

While camping at the fantastic Yellowstone's Edge RV Resort, we spotted lots of fly fisherman floating the river, trying to get a hit.

Trout's fine, but we're always more excited about wild salmon. 

Before leaving our home base in Bellingham, I stocked up on loads of fish, packing the freezer full of coho, sockeye and a little bit of king. The inaugural salmon feast of the trip happened within feet of that spectacular free-running Yellowstone River. It was pretty darned good.

I seasoned the fish with the Smoky Barbecue Rub from Tom Douglas's Rub With Love seasoning lineup. It brings a lot to the party, including a touch of sweetness. The fish turned out perfectly, seared on the George Foreman grill and I served it with a fresh nectarine salsa. Heck, yum.

It's fun to shop for regional ingredients, but I'm sure happy for a Northwest dinner in the spectacular Rocky Mountain west. 



Leslie Kelly
Leslie Kelly is a freelance writer.