License to kill…fish and deer

By Ruth Golden
Staff Writer

We all know that Alaska has the best fishing in the US, but did you know that you also get the most for your money? For only $24 a year you can stock your freezers full of fresh salmon. In other states like Oregon, Washington, and California the prices are much higher to catch fish which you might not be able to keep. Here’s the breakdown of how Alaska compares to other coastal states. Hunting in the west Sources –

Power scrub salmon


Since dishwashers sanitize in a range from 130 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, clean dishes can result in the byproduct of perfectly steamed salmon.
Since they sanitize in a range from 130 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, dishwashers can double as salmon steamers.


By Cheyenne  Mathews
Staff Writers

My high school years are slipping by fast and soon I will be going to college. Which means I will have to learn how to pay taxes, buy a car, and cook food. Feeding myself seems to be the most daunting task especially with all the health concerns revolving around diets or certain foods. Should I eat GMO’s? How much chocolate is too much? Is there is such a thing as eating too much chocolate? Is eating farmed meat bad? These concerns don’t even begin to delve into the realm of actually cooking. How long do you cook a cake? How do you flip an omelet without ruining it? Why do my cookies always burn?
I have a lot of work ahead of me.
This week I shook off all my worries about food and decided to attempt a cooking experiment that could be fun- cooking the perfect piece  of salmon: tender, moist and delicious. But… with a dishwasher.
I found that the best salmon does not come from an oven but steps away in the device that cleans cutlery.
That’s right, dishwasher cooking leads to some of the most tender and tasty salmon I have ever tried and I live in the salmon capitol of the world Ketchikan, Alaska.
Dishwashers sanitize dishes in a range of temperatures from 130 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit- temperatures perfect for steaming salmon.
The process is simple, find a recipe (my recipe attached below), follow the recipe and then turn the dishwasher on to a normal/high cycle and wait. The added benefit of using a dishwasher is that you can clean the dish you’ll use for the fish. Who doesn’t like warm warm dishes right out of the dry cycle?
If you wash the dishes with soap you should package the salmon in airtight mason jars so that you can still have tender salmon without the soapy flavor.
As a novice in the kitchen I had no experience with what the perfect salmon should look like. Sure, I have eaten a fair share of salmon in my life, most of which was delicious, but the actual knowledge of what a perfect salmon looks like was something I had never paid attention to. So I enlisted the help of my dad, who, in my expert opinion is a great cook. We compared his recipe of baked salmon with asparagus to the power scrubbed food.
The squeaky clean food was better.
I have a theory that putting a piece of fish back in its natural watery habitat makes the salmon come back to life for one last hurrah before it becomes tasty food.

The finished result of dishwasher salmon.
The finished result of dishwasher salmon.

I am not the only one who thinks this way, several internet sites agree as wells as other professionals. For example there are two professional eaters in my house- my brother and my dad. The both voted the unconventional salmon as tastier.
“This one [dishwasher salmon] is better overall, it made the noodles better. The salmon tastes just fine.” My dad said with his mouth filled with the steamy dishwasher food.
They noticed that the separation of flavors was harder to taste but stated that the way the dishwashed food is cooked in jars makes them easily transportable and heated.
Other experts have weighed in on dishwasher cooking including Oprah and NPR sources, so there are plenty of great ‘washed and dried’ salmon recipes to try.
The meal was salmon, noodles and asparagus with cilantro, lime and scallions. The washed meal took longer on the power scrub cycle – about an hour and a half whereas the baked salmon took about 45 minutes. But the time was worth the reward because the washed salmon had a far better texture than baked salmon. The dished and washed asparagus was too crunchy but the scallions turned out fine.
At the end of the meal as I was walking away my dad looks over at my brother and says, “Maybe now she’ll wash the dishes more.”

The Recipe

  • Coho Salmon- we had a fillet in the fridge from fishing this summer, but any kind of salmon works. Cut into slices that fit the selected jar.
  • Scallions- they look like onions, chop these into little pieces
  • Fresh Cilantro- chop up, only a bushel needed
  • Asparagus- chopped to fit into the mason jar
  • Lemon juice- A teaspoon of this in each serving (or jar)
  • Udon Noodles- tear into pieces until it fits in the jar
  • Cajun Seasoning- season after dishwashing
  • Ginger- cut into very small slices about the size of your pinky nail, place one of these slices into each jar

Other recipes can be found at NPR under blogs and dishwasher cooking.

This is not the same as pressure cooking. Pressure cooking requires different standards of time and temperature to kill all bacteria for a long-term shelf life. Be sure all food is cooked properly before consumption and that your dishwasher is properly working.

Kayhi takes first at home debate

Staff Reports

Kayhi hosted and competed in the December DDF meet Dec. 12 and Dec. 13. Ketchikan Debate Drama and Forensics team competed against five other high schools from Southeast Alaska.
Debate team members Audrey Kistler and Cheyenne Mathews placed first in public forum debate. Kistler and Mathews won the final debate with a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges.
Kayhi debate coach Mrs. Woodward said that she was very happy with how the meet went.
“The Ketchikan home debate meet went very well,” Woodward said, “I was very proud of my students and all the time and effort they put forth.”
The resolve of the debate meet was ‘For-profit prisons should be banned.’ Kistler and Mathews debated the negation of the resolve in the final debate.
Woodward said that Kistler felt prepared and her efforts showed in the final debate.
“Before the debate even started Kistler told me she felt more prepared for this resolve than ever before. I guess she was right because with a 6-1 record her team with Mathews was on fire.” Woodward said.
Kayhi teams Kinani Halvorsen and Claire Landis along with Frances Barry and Anthony Joslyn also ranked within the top ten debate teams.
Mathews placed fourth in speaker points and Landis placed 11th.
In original oratory Kistler placed third with a speech on patience.
In extemporaneous speaking Mathews placed fourth and Joslyn took seventh.
Kayhi also placed high in Drama events. Sophomore Bella Posey took second place in solo acting and extemporaneous commentary. Posey took first in dramatic interpretation and did a command performance for the second time this season.
Woodward said that Posey impressed her with her performance in dramatic interpretation.
“Posey did an incredible job on her dramatic interpretation. She performed a compelling rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Tell Tale Heart.” She finished first place in both of the rooms she competed in and ended up 1st in finals as well.”
This meet was the first time Kayhi debate took first the entire season. There is one more Southeast meet in Juneau. DDF state is in February.

Upcoming events

8:00am– GBB @ Petersburg
5:00pm– Wrestling Team Dinner at Kayhi in the Commons

Dec. 19th
8:00am– GBB @ Petersburg

Dec. 20th
8:00am– GBB @ Petersburg

Dec. 29th
8:00am– CCCC Basketball Tournament (Home)

Dec. 30th
8:00am– CCCC Basketball Tournament (Home)
7:00pm– Homecoming/ Homecoming Dance

Dec. 31st
8:00am– CCCC Basketball Tournament (Home)

Jan. 7th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Lathrop

Jan. 8th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Monroe Tournament

Jan. 9th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Monroe Tournament
3:00pm– Academic Decathalon @ Metlakatla

Jan. 10th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Monroe Tournament
3:00pm– Academic Decathalon @ Metlakatla

Jan. 14th
8:00am– Semester Finals

Jan. 15th
5:00pm– GBB @ Juneau
8:00am– Semester Finals

Jan. 16th
5:00pm– BBB Home VS. TM
3:00pm– Kayhi Debate @ Juneau
5:00pm– GBB @ Juneau
8:00am– Semester Finals

Jan. 17th
5:00pm– BBB Home VS. TM
3:00pm– Kayhi Debate @ Juneau
5:00pm– GBB @ Juneau

Jan. 19th
No School for Students
Work Day for Teachers

Jan. 22nd
8:00pm– BBB @ South Anchorage

Jan. 23
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. TM
8:00pm– BBB @ South Anchorage

Jan. 24th
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. TM
8:00pm– BBB @ South Anchorage
8:00am– SAT Testing

Jan. 28th
7:00pm– Jazz Concert Jerry Gallery

Jan. 29th
5:00pm– BBB @ Juneau

Jan. 30th
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. JD
5:00pm– BBB @ Juneau

Jan. 31st
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. JD
5:00pm– BBB @ Juneau

Martin, Fousel win state

By Jake Stout
Sports Editor

Over the weekend seventeen wrestlers wrestled on Friday and Saturday at Bartlett High School, Marcus Martin (138) and Nate Fousel (195) became state champions at the 1A/2A/3A state tournament.
Martin won 6-3 decision and Fousel won 9-3 in the finals.  Martin had an undefeated season, standing 32-0.  T Mcburnette and Sean Tavares finished 2nd at the state tournament.
The Kayhi wrestling team had no team points in the state tournament because Kayhi is still a 4A school.

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