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Old 06-25-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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I am sure they will, I think most here like their fishing...As long as you like seafood, I think you will find nothing compares to the taste and quality of what is available here, and even better if you know you got it yourself...Lots of help around here to help with the cooking too, as you can see
An older gentleman used to come into my evening job; he would vacation up there ever yr and ship home his catches.. he would bring me in freshly grilled...?halabit?...does that sound right? It was the most wonderful thing I ever had.. sure beats dirty old catfish.. oh and his homemade strawberry wine... mmmm... Haven't had a lot of seafood in my life.. but as long as its dead I will try anything once..
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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An older gentleman used to come into my evening job; he would vacation up there ever yr and ship home his catches.. he would bring me in freshly grilled...?halabit?...does that sound right? It was the most wonderful thing I ever had.. sure beats dirty old catfish.. oh and his homemade strawberry wine... mmmm... Haven't had a lot of seafood in my life.. but as long as its dead I will try anything once..
LOL...is halibut, and that is hard to ruin no matter how you cook it, just don't cook it too long...(that was hard for me to learn), can deep fry, fry, grill, bake, broil, the list goes on. Halibut chowder is also to die for


Chowder topped with a little crumbled bacon and green onion...


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Old 06-25-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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mmmmm.. that looks yummy.. the only chowder you get around here is corn chowder.. not as appetizing..

What kind of red meat is most popular or affordable up there, is it still mainly beef and is that more expensive there, I live in cattle country so it is pretty reasonable here still but rising prices as with everything else..I never here any of you talking about cooking beef or do you even have cattle in AK? Is sea food cheaper since it is more readily available? I am going to have to learn a whole new way of cooking.. no more country people food...
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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mmmmm.. that looks yummy.. the only chowder you get around here is corn chowder.. not as appetizing..

What kind of red meat is most popular or affordable up there, is it still mainly beef and is that more expensive there, I live in cattle country so it is pretty reasonable here still but rising prices as with everything else..I never here any of you talking about cooking beef or do you even have cattle in AK? Is sea food cheaper since it is more readily available? I am going to have to learn a whole new way of cooking.. no more country people food...
You can get any kind of meat here that you get there, just will cost more...not sure what the prices are there anymore. You just watch sales in the stores and stock up when cheaper, buy a family pack and freeze. Seafood is cheaper here,and even better and cheaper if you catch it yourself I am sure someone has cattle somewhere, but nothing like you see,so most everything in that aspect has to be shipped here, so the price goes up. I actually saw a sign along the highway a few months ago with someone selling pigs. I try to cook more fish with the availability I have of it in my freezer, and saves on the grocery bill!!! Alot of people eat moose, bear, caribou, etc., as once again the availability. You don't have to cook differently so much, as gradually try some new things in with your favorites
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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I made Hawaiian strips out of coho today--pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic, hot pepper sauce, a little chili powder and ginger. It's a wet brine that we leave overnight. Tomorrow I'm going to half smoke some black cod.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:26 PM
 
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mmmmm.. that looks yummy.. the only chowder you get around here is corn chowder.. not as appetizing..

What kind of red meat is most popular or affordable up there, is it still mainly beef and is that more expensive there, I live in cattle country so it is pretty reasonable here still but rising prices as with everything else..I never here any of you talking about cooking beef or do you even have cattle in AK? Is sea food cheaper since it is more readily available? I am going to have to learn a whole new way of cooking.. no more country people food...
I never buy store meat unless I am just craving a lamb roast, which is only once or twice a year.

Actually, when I'm in Alaska, I spend much less money on food.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I never buy store meat unless I am just craving a lamb roast, which is only once or twice a year.

Actually, when I'm in Alaska, I spend much less money on food.
I did a lamb roast on the grill for the first time this last late winter...was to die for also....and not had since...you may be right on twice a year...
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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My lamb discovery was with the chops on the grill.
M-m.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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We raised sheep when I was a young girl for food and wool.. Quail also.. guess when you had to eat that kind of meat everyday you loose the desire for it.. not a fan so much.. But my mom did make one hell of a lamb roast.. I would say that kinda sounds good right now if it wasn't almost 100 degrees out already..grrr its only 10:30..
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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Okay, sounds easy enough...do you keep the mix really wet, medium wet, barely wet...that should do it...

Granny, I don't understand your question.? When you can fresh salmon with the garlic sauce, just skin your fish, cut large enough chunks to fill your jars to within an inch, add a couple tablespoons sauce to each pint and process. Is that what you wanted to know?


As for red meat..... we do our grocery shopping as a team. I don't remember the last time I ate store-bought beef.

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