Episode 7, 8/17/22
Cooking the Bounty of the Big Lake with Karalyn
The Fish Dish hits the road again when Marie and Sharon travel to the North House Folk School for a day-long Lake Superior fish-cooking class. You’ll meet University of Wisconsin-River Falls instructor Karalyn Littlefield who taught the class six new fish dishes, and you’ll be privy to Karalyn’s secret tip for cooking fish properly.
The “Fish-o-Licious” part of the show brings you into the class for two of the recipes: a smoked fish spread and a salt-encrusted cisco (herring). One of these dishes employs use of a hammer. Find out why! You’ll also hear from two of Sharon and Marie’s classmates about their learning experiences.
Now, let’s get cooking!
Chef Karalyn Littlefield (right) and her able assistant, her mother Karen. Credit: Sharon Moen, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Smoked fish spread. Credit: Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant
A salt-encrusted cisco after baking. Credit: Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant
The salt-encrusted cisco unwrapped. Credit: Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Thanks to our guest
Karalyn Littlefield, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Amalia Spagnolo, fish-cooking classmate
Chris Paz Kantor, fish-cooking classmate
Marie Zhuikov | Host
Senior Science Communicator
What I do at Sea Grant
Marie writes about Great Lakes water issues, Sea Grant activities and research. She also works on podcasts, oversees the Wisconsin Sea Grant blog, and takes photos. She works in collaboration with program scientists, outreach specialists and institute staff to build water science literacy. Prior to joining Wisconsin Sea Grant in 2012, Marie worked for Minnesota Sea Grant for 15 years.
Sharon Moen | Host
Eat Wisconsin Fish Outreach Specialist
What I do at Sea Grant
Sharon Moen provides information, trainings and opportunities so that people can make science-based decisions when producing, procuring, marketing or eating fish, especially in Wisconsin. She works with commercial fishers, food-fish producers and fish consumers so that Wisconsin can better support sustainable fisheries industries and improve human health. Prior to joining Wisconsin Sea Grant to focus on the Eat Wisconsin Fish initiative, Moen worked for Minnesota Sea Grant for over 20 years.