We only recently relaunched our website and are working demonically to get caught up, and until the web gurus get a chance to upload the Heathman Restaurant’s recipe for smoked-salmon hash tomorrow (as promised in our March package on some of the tastiest breakfast dishes in town), you can find the recipe below.

If you’ve never been to the Heathman (downtown, on SW Broadway, between Salmon and Main) you’re missing a treat. Now’s a good time to tell you something I’ve been meaning to say since the moment I arrived here six months ago: whenever you hear a member of Portland Monthly’s editorial staff rave over a person or place in town (be it a restaurant, a club, a shop, a shopkeep) it has absolutely nothing — nothing, I repeat — to do with advertisers. We operate independently from the advertising sales staff, as does the staff of any real magazine — that is to say, any magazine with integrity.

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Till then, go make yourself some heavenly hash. The recipe comes courtesy of the Heathman, where the culinary director is Philippe Boulot and the chef de cuisine is Karl Zenk (Karl’s cool tattoos recently ran in the magazine, in a feature called Kitchen Ink).

Heathman Restaurant
Smoked Salmon Hash
1 lb. Hard smoked salmon shredded
1 ea. Small red onion minced
1 T Horseradish prepared
1 T Whole grain mustard
2 oz Capers
2 oz Sour cream
2 Lb. Hash browned potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix salmon, onion, capers, horseradish, mustard, and capers together.
Add sour cream and check seasoning.
In a large skillet, cook hash browns until golden brown.
Chop in salmon mixture and heat thru.
Divide onto four plates and garnish with a little sour cream thinned with cream.
For breakfast, serve with two poached eggs per person.