Alaskan Cuisine

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017

Alaskan Cuisine

Alaskan Cuisine - what types of food can you expect when traveling to Alaska

  • Try Valdez Moose Stew, Roast Caribou, Dungeness Crab and Shrimp Cakes and a wide range of recipes using oysters, salmon, cod and halibut. Salmon or seafood chowders are mouthwatering!
  • One good Alaskan feast is Wild Salmon grilled on an open fire served with salads and rice which you'll find offered at Salmon Bakes around the state.
  • Berries are very popular for jams, jellies and cooking with meat and fish. Wild Salmonberries, Lingonberries, Blackberries, Rhubarb, High Bush Cranberries and Black and Red Currants are just some of the 50 species of wild fruit that grow here. Try berry cobblers and unique jams.
  • Be sure to try some Alaskan sourdough bread, made famous during the Gold Rush.
  • For the more adventurous try the popular street food - reindeer dogs.  They often are served wrapped in sourdough bread. For the bold you can try Mutuk, which is whale fat and skin frozen together and then eaten raw. Muktuk is not found in many restaurants, but when you do it is usually served hot & pickled.
  • Another unique food in Alaska is Aqutak aka as eskimo ice cream.  This is not ice cream as we know it.  They use back fat of moose, reindeer, seal or caibou along with snow or water and then lots of fresh berries. It is eaten as a dessert, snack or spread. A similar recipe is used with eel to make ell akutaq. 

Alaska certainly offers a wide range of exciting things to see and do. It's unique in the world, an amazing and wild place which should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

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