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Be a Recipe Tester for the Your Best Recipe with Salmon Contest!

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We partnered up with our friends at Alaska Seafood for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Salmon—with a prize catch for the winner: $500 toward all your summer seafood dinners.

It's that time again—time to help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe with Salmon!

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Never tested a recipe for us? Any Food52 member can help us test our Community Pick candidates. All you have to do is take a peek at the candidates listed below and call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test! We accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe ends up being a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your notes (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday, July 5th, at 5 P.M. (EST).

Photo by James Ransom

Here's how to call dibs on a recipe:

When you've figured out which recipes are calling your name, sign up by following the link to that recipe's page. There, just above the comments, you'll see a "Test This Recipe" button. Click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast—this button will disappear on Tuesday, before your testing notes are due.

Tips for testing:

When you test, we encourage you to consider (and write about!) your experience testing the recipe—every step of the way. Did you think it needed more salt? Think the oven temp should have been a bit higher? Please tell us! Constructive criticism is always encouraged.

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We'll use those comments (and our own testing here at the Food52 office) to help us choose the official finalists and Community Picks—and we'll publish the best headnote from a tester for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section.

It's summer harvest season in salmon country, so we partnered up with our friends at Alaska Seafood for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Salmon. Five species of wild salmon are available from Alaska—king, sockeye, coho, keta, and pink. Learn more about them here.

The testing period for this contest has closed.

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Corn Husk-Smoked Salmon with Grilled Corn Salsa
Ginger Scallion Salmon
Grilled Salmon Nicoise
Lapsang Souchong Cured King Salmon with Ginger Lime Cream Cheese
Miso and Ginger Poached Salmon with Warm Soba Noodles
Miso-Marinated Salmon with Lentils and Broccolini
One-Pan Salmon with Spicy Creamed Greens and Tomatoes
Perfect Roast Salmon
Quick-Smoked Grilled Salmon
Sake-Poached Salmon with Avocado-Mango "Salsa"
Salmon Burgers
Salmon Gravlax with Fennel Fronds
Salmon with Soba noodles
Seared Salmon with Herbal Lemon Emulsion
Shallot Topped Salmon & Jade Rice
South Indian Tamarind Glazed Salmon
Swedish Fish

Tags: alaska salmon, contest, wild alaska seafood