Famous Washington Recipes include smoked salmon, oyster stew, macaroni and cheese, clam chowder, and crab rolls. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Washington.
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Washington state is the uppermost northwestern state in the United States. It’s known for Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, and Mount Saint Helens. The capital is Seattle where you can find the space needle and a bustling city known for its art and food cultures.
These ten food categories include three recipes from notable professional chefs and home chefs, with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely Washington.
Fresh salmon is smoked and either served thinly sliced or whole. Seafood from the Pacific coast is one of Washington’s main food groups and salmon is no exception.
2. Oyster Stew
This savory stew is made with shucked oysters, onions, garlic, milk, parsley, and seasonings. It’s best with the freshest oysters you can find but can be made with frozen oysters instead. This tasty stew will keep you warm on any cold day.
3. Macaroni and Cheese
This cheesy dish is made with elbow pasta, different types of cheeses, and sometimes meat or vegetables. It’s often topped with breadcrumbs and baked as well.
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4. Clam Chowder
Clam chowder is a hearty dish filled with bacon, garlic, onions, thyme, milk, stock, clams, potatoes, milk, parsley, and seasonings. It’s easy to make and oh-so-delicious.
5. Crab Roll
These rolls are similar to lobster rolls but made with fresh crab meat instead. They are served with thick-cut french fries and coleslaw for lunch or dinner. They’re easy to make at home and will remind you of your favorite seaside bistro.
Molten Chocolate Cake
Chocolate lava cake is made by slightly underbaking a small cake. When the middle is broken open, the chocolate oozes out and is delightfully decadent. It’s best served with strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
7. Apple Cider Donuts
Doughnuts made with apple cider and baked are cake-like and a famous Washington recipe. They are easy to make at home with a donut pan in the oven.
8. Salmon Sandwich
Grilled or pan-seared salmon stacked between toasted ciabatta bread, lettuce, tomato, and spread with a remoulade or creamy mayo. This sandwich is best served with coleslaw and a side salad.
9. Steamed Mussels
Fresh mussels are sealed tightly until they are steamed. They are cooked with herbs, garlic, and stock which gives them a bright flavor.
Fish and Chips
Crispy breaded strips of fish are fried and served with thick-cut french fries, tartar sauce, and balsamic vinegar. This dish is perfect for lunch at a pub or an easy homemade meal.