If you were to prepare a meal which represents Seattle and Washington type foods, what would you prepare? What types of foods are indicative of the area?
Fresh foraged mushrooms. Apples. Local shellfish. Locally roasted coffee. Local dairy
(milk, cream, butter and cheese are all excellent locally).
I have lived my entire life in the PNW and the one thing that stands out is seafood, specifically salmon. Find yourself a nice piece of salmon and simply roast it with salt, pepper, a touch of lemon, and a couple pats of butter. Serve it up with some roasted potatoes and a green salad. It is the PNW on a plate.
Seafood: salmon or steelhead, geoduck, mussel
Produce: sweet yellow onion, potato, wild berries, wild mushroom, apples
Beverage: artisan coffees, wine - syrah, riesling, semillon
Wild King salmon (white or regular - Tim's Seafood - Kirkland) and fresh basil, peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, nectarines, blueberries. Get all the produce mentioned very soon since fall is upon us. Squash and fresh apples are on their way!