How to cook your catch

When the salmon returns, all is right with the world …

Books line the shelves at the Cordova Public Library in the Cordova Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Now that we’ve finished reading about birds and learning how to identify all those wonderful shorebirds, let’s get ready to catch and serve up some fish!

The Cordova Public Library has an amazing array of cookbooks that include recipes for our Alaskan seafoods.

Stop in now and check these out:

The Fiddlehead Cookbook

by Nancy and John DeCherney, Deborah Marshall, and Susan Brook

Recipes from Alaska’s most celebrated restaurant and bakery.

Alaskan Wild Game Cookbook

by Phyllis Fisher

The Riversong Lodge Cookbook

by Kirsten Dixon

What Real Alaskans Eat — Not your Ordinary Cookbook

by J. Stephen Lay.

Featuring cranberry moose chili, roasted beaver, Russian Salmon Pie and more!

The New Alaskan Cookbook

by Kim Severson

In a state where weather, geography, and even the palate of the population can pose a serious challenge in the kitchen, Alaska’s best chefs keep a big bottle of creativity within arm’s reach. From the fat diver scallops of Kodiak Island to the prized salmon from the Copper River, here are 120 recipes that will conjure up the wonder of the Alaskan experience for home cooks everywhere.

The Salmon Cookbook

by Teresa Kaye

Tin Fish Gourmet

by Barbara-jo McIntosh

Feasts Afloat

by Jennifer Thompson

Perfect for those cooking on their boats!

The Cordova Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.