Alaska's typical food

Fish is the basis of gastronomy in Alaska. One of the most prominent is salmon, although different species are cooked, as well as several types of meat. In this article, we talk about the typical dishes of this area of ​​the United States.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Fish soup

Fish soup is one of the best known dishes of Alaskan cuisine. It is a kind of thick consommé that is taken quite hot, in order to combat the low temperatures. The necessary ingredients are as follows:

  • Prawns
  • Clams
  • Mere
  • Salmon
  • Carrot
  • Leek
  • Onion
  • Crushed tomato
  • Flour
  • Garlic
  • White wine
  • Fish soup
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Colorant

First, the vegetables are cut and fried in oil. Soon, a tablespoon of flour is added, it is left to toast and the steamed clams, the peeled prawns, the fish in pieces, the tomato and the wine are added.

Let all this cook for five minutes and then add the fish stock and crushed garlic. Everything is cooked for ten minutes and it will be ready to be served.

Whale meat

Although it is not an extended product throughout the country, the natives of the Arctic zone do eat whale meat. This is obtained in the legal and non-commercial hunts that are carried out in spring and autumn.

The meat is stored until winter, when consumed. The part considered tastier is that of the tail. Even the animal's skin and fat take advantage.

Marinated wild salmon

In Alaska, salmon is one of the most important fish, since, in addition to their own consumption, they also fish for salmon for export worldwide. There are numerous ways in which they cook this fish. One of them is marinated wild salmon, for which we need these ingredients:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Green apple
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh fennel
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Sugar

The first thing to do is take orange peel and lemon peel, and mix them with salt, sugar, black pepper and fennel. This is distributed by salmon and left marinating for 12 hours in the fridge.

After this, the salmon is cleaned with water, dried and cut into tacos. This is accompanied with Greek yogurt mixed with salt, pepper, lemon juice and chopped fennel. Another way to prepare salmon is to make it grilled.

Moose Burger

As in other parts of the world, hamburger is a popular meal in Alaska. However, here we find it from different ingredients to other sites, such as elk, a large mammal present in the territory.

Although it is possible to order it in some restaurants, it is a type of hamburger that is usually mostly homemade.


He akutaq It is also known as Eskimo ice cream. In the indigenous language of the area, akutaq it means mixture. This recipe is passed from generation to generation.

Among the ingredients it carries, we find berries, meat (can be of various types), and animal or vegetable fat. However, nowadays sugar is also usually added.

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