Looking for something new and exciting for dinner tonight? Why not try some popular Alaska seafood recipes instead of the same old processed or prepackaged dinner? Not only delicious but good for you, it’s easy to know you’re choosing a fresh, wild, organic dinner when working with Alaska seafood! Get started with some of these favorites!
Fish Tacos are a favorite in many parts of the country and combine the best of the American northwest and southwest into one great dish! One of the most popular Alaska seafood recipes around, start with a marinade of soy sauce, olive oil, and lime juice and cumin to taste (just a dash!) Marinade strips of Alaska Halibut in the marinade mix for at least an hour, then bake them on a lightly oiled sheet at 350 degrees. Cook until the fish is slightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. After the fish is ready, it’s the simple process of putting together a taco with your favorite ingredients! Reccommended are sour cream, cheese, corn tortillas whether soft or crunchy, and cabbage instead of lettuce to really enhance the flavor!
A favorite all across the southern US but especially in Louisiana with a Cajun and Creole influence is Etouffee. Try Etouffee with Alaska crab for a great twist on this popular southern recipe. Start with two pounds of thawed Alaska Crab legs, from a variety like King, Snow or Dungeness crab. Remove the meat from the crab shell. Begin by heating in a skillet chopped celery, onion, and bell pepper in vegetable oil for about 10 to 15 minutes until softened. Next throw in minced garlic, bay leaves, and about a half cup of clam juice and water over reduced heat. Slowly add in about a tablespoon of flour to thicken the mixture. Last, add the crab meat, with parsley and green onion to taste. When the mixture is heated, after about five minutes, add cayenne pepper and salt to taste. This mix is great served with a starch like rice, or beans and rice!
For a twist on the normal cookout, try grilling Alaska Salmon Burgers instead. This is one of many popular Alaska seafood recipes that include salmon, which is great cooked many ways but is a real summer treat when grilled. Start with canned salmon, about two cleaned and drained cans, and mix with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, a tablespoon of Dijon mustard, ¾ cup dried breadcrumbs, and a ½ cup sliced green onions. Once mixed (easiest with the hands) add in three egg whites. When the mixture is ready, shape it into patties and throw it on the grill! These burgers are great served with the regular fixings like tomato, onion, lettuce and cheese on a bun!
Crab cakes are one of the most popular Alaska seafood recipes of all time, and there’s no better ingredient than fresh, wild caught Alaska Dungeness Crab! Combine in a big bowl 12 ounces of thawed crab meat, a cup of soft bread crumbs, a quarter cup of celery, a quarter cup of green onion, three tablespoons of mayo, a beaten egg, hot sauce to taste, a dash of salt, and a dash of black pepper. Chill the mixture about an hour in the refrigerator, then shape into about four patties or ‘cakes.’ Sprinkle flour over each cake and sauté each in hot vegetable oil about 10 minutes on each side. When the crab cakes are ready they will turn golden brown!