This dish originated in Russia, but made its way to Alaska via fur trappers. It's a wintery dish, but as we all know, coastal California gets some of its coldest months in the summer. You can use either smoked salmon bites or fresh salmon with this recipe. It's also fabulous with Carmel Canyon Smoked Black Cod.
Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese in a Leek and Zucchini Cream Sauce
This recipe works really well with fresh salmon also! California's bounty of local food never stops translating into fabulous dishes. You should be able to find all the ingredients for this dish at your local farmer's market in the late summer. And if it's winter, just swap out zucchini for your favorite winter squash. Enjoy!