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MAX’S KING SALMON CREOLE

Max has perfected this dish over the years, 
which he often makes for his crew aboard our 
F/V Chelsey using Alaska Wild White 
or Red King Salmon, Shrimp/Prawns, 
Scallops, or Halibut (or any combination thereof), 
and the spice level and flavors turn out just right 
- every time...(This is one of my Mom’s favorite 
dishes that he makes for her 
during hunting trips to Yakutat, Alaska)...
Servings: (4)
Prep: 5 Mins. |
Cook: 30 Mins.

Posted courtesy of Max via Sandra

INGREDIENTS

1/3 medium red onion, diced
1 stalk of celery, diced
½ red bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (15 oz. can) Italian seasoned stewed tomatoes with juices, broken up (Max does so using a potato masher in a small ceramic bowl)
2 (15 oz. cans) low-sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
--(or more if you like it spicier as we do)
1/2 tablespoon creole seasoning
2 bay leaves
1 lb. raw, boneless, skinless king salmon fillets, cut into ¾” chunks (2 fillets)

--2 cups steamed rice (i.e., 1 cup raw, and cooked according to pkg. directions)

Garnish: with freshly chopped parsley

METHOD

Begin making rice according to package directions.

In a large dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and saute until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and continue to saute for 30 seconds longer. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, beef broth, spices, and then bring to boil, and then reduce to a simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Check the consistency, and add more beef broth, if needed. Stir in king salmon chunks, and continue cooking just a couple of minutes, just until they turn opaque pink and are cooked through (do not overcook or salmon will become dry and tough).

To serve, place steamed rice equally among four pasta-type bowls, and ladle the King Salmon Creole over the top (or around rice as I did in the photo above), and garnish with freshly parsley. – Enjoy!

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Tip: When storing left-overs in refrigerator, Max does so in separate bowls (rice in one, and King Salmon Creole in another) to prevent rice from losing its integrity.

1 comment:

sandra said...

An absolute favorite of mine...my husband makes the best creole recipes of all time!!!

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