Cookbook:Native American cuisine
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Native American Traditional Foods
This page links to a variety of recipes for Native American traditional foods. The primary purpose of this page is to make traditional foods recipes more accessible to young people and to provide a resource for people interested in modifications of traditional Native American foods that may make them healthier for diabetics. For the purposes of this page, a traditional food means any recipe that is passed from generation to generation.
Northwest coast (Nooksack) recipes
- Acorn Crusted Salmon
- Baked Lemon Thyme Halibut
- Biscuits Forty years ago baking powder biscuits were eaten in place of fry bread.
- Coconut Crusted Baked Cod
- Dried Ooligans or Hooligans These small fish run in select rivers of the North American Pacific coast. Ooligan also known as eulachon or candle fish are rich in fats and in the past the oil was concentrated to grease for storage and trade. Now days they are usually dried, canned or smoked.
- Eel chowder
- Fall Chanterelle Mushroom Frittata
- Fireweed Scones
- Fried Tiger Lily Pastries
- Halibut Cheek Stir-Fry
- Indian ice-cream or Sxusem This fluffy whipped berry desert was eaten at celebrations.
- Muskrat Soup
- Pickled Herring
- Plank-Grilled Salmon
- Poached Salmon with wild Huckleberries
- Roasted Rabbit
- Purple Plum Pie
- Rosemary Grilled Salmon Steaks
- Setauket chowder
- Smoked Eulachons
- Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burrito
- Smoked Salmon Chowder
- Smoked Salmon Dip
- Sting'in Nettle Pesto
- Tempura Baked Halibut with Cilantro Aioli
- Teriyaki Grilled Salmon Steaks
- Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
See our listing of Native American recipes.