Alaska March 30, 2016
Here Are 13 Dishes That You Have To Eat In Alaska Before You Die
From fresh seafood to wild game, Alaska is king when it comes to having a bounty of natural resources just ready and waiting to be swooped up and turned into dinner. Here are 13 dishes that you have to eat in Alaska before you die.
1. Wild Alaska King Crab Legs
The most prized species of crab in the world, King Crab is the #1 foodie bucket list item when coming to Alaska. The texture and flavor of Alaskan king crab legs is more delicate and softer in appearance compared to other crab species. Alaskan king crab tends to have a unique “sweet” taste that is unlike crab meat from the East Coast.
2. Caribou Chili
From the wild to the table, caribou chili is a true comfort food in Alaska that makes you feel like one with the land. Caribou is a naturally organic meat rich with nutrients and taste.
3. Wild Alaska Seafood Etouffee
Jumbo sea scallops, prawns, clams, reindeer sausage, braised greens and
cheese grits. Is your mouth watering? Yeah... so is ours.
4. BBQ Wild Alaska Halibut
No matter who you are or where you're at, BBQ is always good. But when you mix a traditional favorite with a sweet and delicate wild Alaskan seafood, the combination is explosive. Once you try BBQ halibut, we are certain that you'll be hooked for life.
5. Moose Steak
Wild game is an alternative to the usual meats such as beef, pork or chicken (which you can find in the supermarket,) or you can kill it yourself if you like to hunt. Moose meat is a lean source of protein because it has less than 1 gram of total fat per 100-gram serving. It is delicious on its own and is also great in stews. It also pairs great with breakfast, lunch and dinner fixings.
6. Reindeer Burger
Don't worry, Santa Claus will forgive you for eating Rudolph. In fact, with burgers this good - he will probably partake.
7. Fresh Kachemak Bay Oysters
Oysters thrive in the clean salt water of Alaska’s coastline because the water is so cold. Alaskan oysters don’t reproduce in waters this cold, which makes for a high-quality half shell oyster.
8. Halibut Tacos
Halibut Tacos are a staple of life in Alaska. When done correctly, the sweet and supple seafood pairs perfectly with traditional Mexican taco toppings.
9. Reindeer Sausage Stir Fry
Alaska Sausage & Seafood is known for their extensive line of gourmet sausages. With many different options to choose from, the reindeer sausage is a local favorite.
10. Copper River Salmon
Copper River Salmon are some of the most sought after salmon in the world. Their higher than average omega 3 oil content make for a healthier, tastier salmon.
11. French Peppered Steak
From Double Musky Inn in Girdwood. Come prepared on an empty stomach with a big appetite. This will quite easily be the most amazing steak of your life.
12. Bucket of Butt
Thorn's Showcase Lounge in Seward offers an epic-tasting bucket of butt. It's like chewy and delicious chicken nuggets, but with wild Alaska halibut. So much yummy in one serving!
13. Gooseberry Pie
Gooseberries thrive in Alaska's cool climate. They are easy to grow and they taste deliciously sweet when fully ripened, which makes them a great berry to make a pie out of.
Caribou chili, Copper River salmon, Kachemak Bay oysters, moose burgers, reindeer sausage and even gooseberry pie. Alaska is filled with wild and organic food sources that are sure to leave your taste buds on cloud nine. Did we leave any of your traditional favorites off the list?