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Shell-abrate Dad This Father’s Day with Ivar’s

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re a last-minute planner, Keep Clam because we’re here to help! Whether you’re looking to dine out, enjoy a get together at home or grab the gift of food, we have ideas aplenty for you to pick from. After all, dad deserves the best!

Dine at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing or Salmon House (nearly sold out)

Each year, we like to treat dad with our brunch specialties and traditional favorites.

Mukilteo Landing will be serving plated brunches with specialty dishes like a lobster, prawn and cheese omelet, Dungeness crab cake benedict and Possession Sound eggs-travaganza as well as classics like baked French toast and Black Forest ham, eggs and Sawmill gravy. For those who are wanting a little extra sleep, the special Father’s Day brunch will also feature cedar planked wild sockeye, Alaska halibut fish ‘n chips, blackened fish tacos or the classic Mukilteo seafood sauté. With these Father’s Day specials, there won’t be an empty stomach out there when dining at Mukilteo Landing.

At Salmon House, get things started with build-you-own Bloody Mary and prawn shooter bar. From there, enjoy a buffet full of salmon, crab, prawns, hand-carved prime rib and classic breakfast fare along with made-to-order omelets, scrambles and crepes. Don’t forget about the finishing touches too! Our famous chocolate fountain will also be available and includes fresh fruits, s’mores, pretzels, Rice Crispy treats and more! This brunch is nearly sold out, so book now.

Gift card deal that gives back!

Sometimes simple is best, and at Ivar’s we like to have something for everyone especially when it comes to these special occasions. For Father’s Day, we’re offering a free $5 gift card with every $25 gift card purchase. Giving dad what he wants for Father’s Day just got easier with the help of Ivar’s. But don’t delay as the deal only last until June 15th. Get yours here: https://www.ivars.com/giftcards

Grill it up with Ivar’s tried and true classics.

We love a good barbeque, and know dads do too, so we’re sharing our one of our favorite recipes for you to get behind the grill and cook for dad this time around. 

Wild Alaskan Salmon Sliders with Kahlua-Ancho Chile Barbecue Sauce

Serves 6 

Ingredients for the barbeque sauce:

  • 1/2 c ketchup (or catsup, if you don’t have ketchup at home)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua or other coffee flavored liqueur, plus more for tasting
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp espresso or very strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp light molasses
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Hot sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your television for the Mariners game.
  2. In a medium heavy saucepan, whisk together all the sauce ingredients. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 25 minutes, or until the sauce is thick (like ketchup) and flavorful. Let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate the sauce, tightly covered, until ready to use. 

Ingredients for the sliders:

  • 1 1/2 lb Coho salmon fillets with skin
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 12 small slider buns, such as brioche or potato, toasted – or slice and toast a baguette
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp (optional, but you’d be crazy not to add it)
  • Two tomatoes, sliced
  • Lettuce, leaves separated
  • Spicy coleslaw (optional bonus recipe!)

Instructions

  1. Oil the grill rack and preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Brush the pink side of the salmon fillets with the oil. Grill the salmon fillets, skin side up first, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they release easily from the grill. Turn the fish, then brush with the barbecue sauce for the last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling, until the salmon is just opaque in the center. Transfer the salmon to a cutting board, gently remove the skin and cut the salmon into bun-size pieces. Spread the mayonnaise on the bottom buns, top with the warm salmon, add sliced tomato and a leaf of lettuce (or option to pile high with the spicy coleslaw) top with the bacon, add the bun tops and spear each slider with a decorative pick to hold it together. Eat the slider, not the pick – preferably at the Mariners’ first pitch.

Spicy Coleslaw

Serves 6 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream (lift with the legs, not with the back)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 c finely shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1/3 c red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, cream, sugar, hot sauce and salt until combined. Stir in the cabbage, carrots and bell pepper. (To make ahead, refrigerate the dressing and cabbage mixture separately and combine them just before serving – it’s best freshly mixed.) 

Whether you’ll be dining with us at Ivar’s Salmon House or Mukilteo Landing, giving dad the gift of an Ivar’s gift card or grilling up something for him yourself, we’re here to help with Father’s Day planning. No matter what you do to celebrate dad, it’s sure to be a clamtastic day!