Monday, August 19, 2013
Silver Salmon Derby in Seward, Alaska
Well, we didn't win the $50,000 tagged fish but we caught some huge silvers and had a great day on the water with friends! We got a bit of a late start, but Dick and I caught seven beautiful fish and after it was all said and done and in the freezer we had over 30 pounds of nice fillets. So along with the halibut from earlier this summer and the reds we were able to net from the Kenai, we have fish for the winter!
While we were in Seattle we had a bowl of seafood gumbo at Emmet Watson's Oyster bar and it was more like a seafood stew than a gumbo - so we tried to replicate that for lunch yesterday and it turned out pretty tasty. But I think I need to go back to Emmet's and try another bowl!
It was basically:
a large can of fire-roasted tomatoes, pureed til slightly chunky (we like Muir organic)
with enough broth to make a nice soup
small amount of cooked rice
onions, scallions, garlic, and maybe a little fennel
sweated in some olive oil until tender
two cans clams with juice
whatever seafood you have on hand! ( we used some shrimp, cubed raw fresh salmon, and some frozen mussels we had in the freezer)
crab and clams in the shell would be very good as well.
Simmer the soup will a nice consistency and add fish and simmer will done, about 5-8 minutes.
Season with fresh chopped tarragon, it's the secret ingredient, or dried if you don't have fresh, black pepper and we added a little cajun seasoning. Good Stuff!
Enjoy with some good bread!
PS - NO! we don't have a boat - that was just me taking my turn trying to maneuver around all the boats and not hit anyone while other people fished.