Source: Alaska Seafood

Alaska Cod and Smoked Salmon Chowder

Nothing beats a rich, milky fish chowder for a super casual meal that’s sure to satisfy. Find some chunky bread and dinner’s ready!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large leek, white and light green part only, thinly sliced
2 medium potatoes, diced
One 14.5-ounce can vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 cup water
10 ounces Alaska cod fillets, fresh, frozen or thawed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
6 ounces smoked Alaska salmon, broken into pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and leeks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the potatoes, broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or just until potatoes are tender.

Rinse any ice clinging to the cod under cold water.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the cod and herbs. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover the pan and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes for frozen cod and 2 minutes for fresh or thawed fish. With a fork, break the cod into large chunks and add the smoked salmon.

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 2 to 3 tablespoons of milk. Pour into the remaining milk, stir well, and add to the remaining milk. Pour the milk into the chowder and cook gently, stirring, until the chowder thickens, is piping hot and the cod is cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Cook’s tip: Add a handful of frozen peas or corn (or both) when adding the seafood.

Also check out the Alaska Style Recipes for Kids! Remove the pan from the heat and add the cod and herbs. Set the pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes for frozen cod and 2 minutes for fresh or thawed fish.

Per serving: 364 calories, 12 g total fat, 5.5 g saturated fat, 29% calories from fat, 119 mg cholesterol, 43 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 330 mg sodium, 163 mg calcium and 1,530 mg omega-3 fatty acids
Photo by Steve Lee
Source: Wild Alaska Seafood