Doing a research paper on Pacific Northwest Cuisine, so I was inspired for Salmon, Crab and Mushy Bruschetta

For school I'm writing a research paper on the cuisine of the pacific 
northwest.  After reliving so many memories from my first 13
years of life, spent in the Seattle area, I was inspired
to cook food from that region.

I have a Washington State cookbook, and I got this recipe from it.
Roasted Mushroom Bruschetta.
First I took shitake, crimini and oyster mushrooms and chopped them.
I added parsley, onions, garlic and olive oil and roasted the mixture.

I went rougue a bit and choose glazed carrots for the veg.
I'm not sure this the best veg representative from the PNW,
but I like em.
Homemade chicken stock, sugar, carrots and a sprig of rosemary.
Reduce until the stock is thickened.

I wanted to include some type of a sauce that contained crab.
I was thinking butter, dill and crab, but I found this recipe online and altered 
it a bit.  Melt butter, add flour to make a roux.
add milk and crab and parmesan cheese (recipe called for cream cheese,
but I didn't have any).

I baked the salmon on my cedar plank, simply with
salt, pepper and herbs de provence.

The mushy mixture was put atop crusty sesame bread, which
was then topped with parmesan cheese and toasted.

The result was an awesome meal!

Zachary loved the salmon, but was not a fan of 
the carrots or bread.  Thats ok, cause he ate a whole serving
of salmon, and a few carrots.

The father went back to his childhood and fed his flock!!!


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