Easy Salmon Chowder

 

“Storms lasting 3 to 7 days, accompanied by driving rain and wind-whipped snow, hone the men’s tempers and send them in search of better harbors. But a day or two of good fishing out on the 50-fathom edge, with sooty shearwaters and petrels whirling overhead and a few shiny king salmon coming aboard, cause them to forget the discomforts.”

Simple to make and packed with omega-3s, this Easy Salmon chowder has potatoes and celery in a hearty chicken soup base. It’s pure Alaskan comfort
food. A variation of this recipe came from Jim and Pam Moore who fish on the F/V Aljac and sent this note:  “We have so enjoyed this chowder through the years. So much a favorite, that we intentionally make a large quantity!”

This Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe will keep you and your family warm through the winter chills. Stay inside. Take it easy.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery stock, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 4 red potatoes cut into a 2 inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 4 cups clam juice or fish stock, chicken stock
  • 1 package Alaska Gold Easy Salmon

 

Instructions

Melt butter in a soup pot add carrots, celery, onion, potatoes and sauté gently for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup corn kernels, 4 cups clam juice or fish stock, and chicken stock. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add 1 package Alaska Gold Easy Salmon and simmer for 5 minutes until fish is opaque. Add 1 pint half and half, salt, pepper to taste (white pepper) and simmer (do not boil). Add chives for garnish.

Salmon-troller-the-aljac

The Aljac trolling for salmon in Southeast Alaska.