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

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Typical Alaskan food

Fish soup

Fish soup is one of the most popular dishes in Alaskan cuisine. It is a kind of thick consommé that is eaten quite hot, in order to combat low temperatures. The necessary ingredients are the following:

  • Shrimps
  • Clams
  • Mere
  • Salmon
  • Carrot
  • Leek
  • Onion
  • Crushed tomato
  • Flour (XNUMXg)
  • Garlic
  • White wine
  • Fish soup
  • Sal Island
  • Buy
  • Dye

First, the vegetables are cut and fried in oil. Shortly after, a tablespoon of flour is added, it is left to toast and the clams already cooked to the steam, 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 the crushed garlic. Everything is cooked for ten minutes and it will be ready to be served.

Whale meat

Although it is not a widespread product throughout the country, the natives of the Arctic area do eat whale meat. This is obtained in legal and non-commercial hunts that take place in spring and fall.

The meat is stored until winter, when it is consumed. The part considered tastiest is that of the cola. Even the skin and fat of the animal are used.

Marinated wild salmon

In Alaska, salmon is one of the most important fish, since, in addition to for their own consumption, they also fish for salmon to export to the whole world. 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
  • Sal Island
  • Sugar

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

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

Moose burger

As in other parts of the world, the hamburger is a popular food in Alaska. However, here we find it with different ingredients from other places, such as the 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.


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

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

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