This is my most requested recipe. “Olympia” style is a layered dish. Usually with onions on the bottom (I prefer mine with spinach), then fish, next is a creamy layer of equal parts mayo and sour cream, then it’s topped off with a crispy element (bread crumbs, panko, or Ritz). Growing up, this dish was a staple at our family gatherings. It’s traditionally made with halibut, but really, any fish will do.
For this recipe I harvested manila clams right off the beaches of the Puget Sound in Washington State. Lucky for me I only have to drive a short distance to get these babies. However, any steamer clams will suffice. I’ve eaten more of these than I can even recall, but most of them have been cooked in the typical white wine and butter broth. I had something similar to this off a menu at some fancy restaurant in Seattle many years ago that is no longer open and I’ve never seen anything quite like it anywhere else, so I decided to make my own.
This dish is Japanese inspired fusion dish which uses white miso which I buy at the Asian grocery. I make this often because its very quick to make and very easy clean-up for those days when my schedule is hectic. I serve it with roasted asparagus (roasted same time as the salmon) and either mashed potatoes or rice. The salmon come out moist and flavorful with an unexpected umami flavor. The entire meal take less than 30 minutes to prepare and it is delicious and very healthy .