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PNW Class – Mountains to Sound & In-between

May 5, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


By request of Heirloom students – ask and ye shall receive! A PNW food themed class! Guest Chef Karen Nelson will talk about seafood sourcing and demystifying the cooking process. Students will get to try their hand at steaming shellfish in broth, hone knife skills by thinly slicing octopus, and learn the best baking techniques to ensure that salmon reaches flaky perfection! We will also learn how to pair each entree with sides that can change with the seasons. Everything will culminate in an amazing PNW meal designed by Chef Karen that we’ll all share together.
• Penn Cove mussels & Manila clams – steamed shellfish in sauvignon blanc, garlic, butter, and fresh herbs with crusty baguette
• PNW octopus salad – thinly sliced octopus marinated in aji amarillo salsa and cilantro
• Wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon – baked with lemon and garlic and served with roasted seasonal vegetables and farro from Bluebird Grain Farm
• Cherry Valley Dairy buttermilk pastry cream tart – pastry shell and crème patisserie topped with PNW wild huckleberry coulis

Chef Karen Nelson started giving cooking demonstrations at her local county fair in elementary school and has been in the kitchen ever since. Being from farming and fishing families, she was raised to think about where food is sourced, striving to use local products as often as possible. After years of working in restaurants and catering, Chef Karen is currently focusing on teaching folks how to feel more comfortable in their own kitchens and hosting small private events. Her truly happy place, though, is on her family’s ranch where she hosts an annual dinner on the last Saturday in August every year.

Heirloom Cookshop
38767 SE River Street
Snoqualmie, 98065
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