As the temps steadily drop, the termination dust settles and we begin to see those white flurries on the 10 day forecast, our taste-buds are calling out for savory dishes that warm the soul. With so many delicious food sources available right out our front door, the season for flavor is about to be taken up a notch. From wild, natural, sustainable Alaska seafood to hearty, savory wild game – these 17 comfort foods are what you and your beloved family need to be enjoying this season.
1. Wild Alaska Smoked Salmon Chowder
I mean, smoked salmon anything in Alaska is a one-way ticket to yummy town. But this chowder in particular will have you asking for seconds and thirds. Bonus: it's even better the second day as all the flavors settle and the chowder thickens.
2. Sautéed King Crab
King crab is divine no matter how you prepare it. But sauteed with a little butter on top is mouth watering and the perfect way to reward yourself after braving the chilly fall storm.
3. Moose Stew
This lean meat is incredible in a slow-cooker stew. Bonus: your house will smell incredible!
4. Copper River Salmon
As one of the most prized and sought after dishes in the entire world, the sweet, delicate taste of Copper River Salmon will have you itching to get indoors and chow down after a chilly fall day.
5. Jumbo Spot Prawns
The big boys are so delicious, you won't be able to get enough. The sweet flavor and perfectly firm texture will make your taste buds explode with happiness.
6. Salmonberry Pie
These slightly sour berries with a perfect balance of sweet (but not too sweet) make the perfect addition to a fall pie.
7. Kodiak Weathervane Scallops
The sweet flavor of these incredible scallops will have drooling after the first bite and the firm texture attests to their pristine quality.
8. Caribou Burger
This super healthy meat becomes a guilty pleasure when you make it into a burger and eat it with a plate of hot homemade fries. So much yumminess!
9. Musk Ox Stew
This hearty mean is truly gourmet delicacy. Add it to a stew and enjoy a perfect fall meal after a long day of playing outdoors.
10. Wild Alaska Halibut Tacos
Served at many great restaurants around the state, yet easy enough to make at home. Taco Tuesday tastes great on a chilly fall day.
11. Wild Alaska Bison Steak
Enjoy locally sourced bison steak, burgers, stew, etc. Any way you enjoy this lean meat is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.
12. Wild Alaska Cod or Halibut Fish & Chips
Both choices are great, as long as the seafood is wild, natural and sustainable - and only from Alaska! This is the perfect fall meal to warm you up before finishing off the rest of the day.
13. Reindeer Stew
This lean stew packed with protein is what you need to keep you strong and resilient through the changing of the seasons.
14. Kachemak Bay Oysters.
Because sometimes on a brisk fall afternoon you need something light and delicious to add a little spring in your step.
15. Tiger Prawns
These bold, sweet, firm-textured prawns have earned them the honor of being called the 'poor man's lobster' - and for good reason. Just one taste and you'll see why!
16. Gooseberry Pie
The yummy, sweet, grape-like flavor of gooseberries make them perfect for a warm fall pie.
17. Wild Alaska Shrimp and King Crab Bisque
This sweet and savory dish is a perfect way to warm up on a chilly fall day.