Kiwanis dishes salmon dinners
You’re in luck! Former restaurateur Tim Taylor is finally sharing the secret recipe for his grilled salmon – and the salmon, of course.
The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is hosting its annual salmon bake at the 48th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival from Sept. 6-8, for the seventh year.
Taylor’s now not-so-secret recipe is also in the new Mukilteo Kiwanis Friends & Family Cookbook, available for $12 during the festival.
“Our own ‘Iron Chef’ Tim Taylor has generously added the secret recipe to the Kiwanis cookbook,” said Darlene Conklé who co-chairs the booth with Taylor. “We’ll have them available at the salmon bake.”
Kiwanis will serve salmon dinners from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday – or until the booth runs out of food.
At the booth, festival-goers can get a dinner of alder-smoked salmon, corn on the cob, salad, garlic bread and a drink for $12 pre-sale or $15 the day of the festival.
Get pre-sale tickets at Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce (4902 76th St. S.W.), Cutting Lounge (11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd.), Papa Murphy’s (12721 Mukilteo Speedway) and from Kiwanis members.
“We heat up the garlic bread and we bake the salmon over alder wood in a smoker-type oven,” Taylor said. “We have a great, big … oven that we build around this fire pit, so the fire’s underneath it, and we just smoke away.”
Students in the Kamiak and Mariner High School Key Clubs are helping Kiwanis to serve at the festival’s booth.
“The salmon bake is the showpiece of the festival,” Taylor said. “Many people come down just specifically to make sure they get salmon, because we do a great job cooking the salmon … and it’s for a good cause.”
Salmon bake proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club scholarship fund and youth programs in the community.
Last year Kiwanis awarded $7,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in the Mukilteo School District, thanks to its fundraising efforts – the salmon bake being its biggest.
Kiwanis fundraisers also helped to buy dictionaries for third graders in six Mukilteo elementaries and sponsorship for the Kamiak and Mariner key clubs and the Harbour Pointe and Olympic View Middle School builders clubs.
The club also serves the community at General Aviation Day, National Night Out, Chief for a Day and the Mukilteo Car Show.
Formed in 1997, Kiwanis is a service club geared toward helping the youth in the community. The club sponsors builders and key clubs, and cooks meals at the Cocoon House for homeless youth.
“We help build good character and good values in our young people,” she said, “and encourage them to volunteer their service to the community as we do.”
In addition to the Kiwanis Salmon “Secret Recipe,” included in the Kiwanis cookbook are a variety of tried and tested recipes, such as Ricotta-Crab Quiche Bites and Butter Raspberry Lemon Cake.