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Kim Sunée

Some of the best dishes are made with few and simple ingredients, and with a bit of care and love, they transform into something memorable and delicious. Take for example chef Vitaly Paley’s combination of white fish, carrot and tomato, a trio that sounds rather run-of-the-mill but when placed in the hands of a master chef and cooked from a childhood memory of a beloved Russian grandmother’s recipe, it becomes more than the sum of its parts.

We don’t all have Russian grandmothers to rely on; although in Alaska, Russian heritage runs deep. And with white fish being abundant here, I thought it would be nice to try Paley’s recipe highlighting our local halibut and cod.

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