Puget Sound Seafood Chowder – Large

$ 6.95

Product Description

It’s the potatoes that make this soup so delicious. All of our potatoes come from Washington and Oregon, right next to our home base. This allows us to make small orders and ensure we’re using the newest crop.

You will need:
15 oz. Evaporated milk or milk substitute
1/4 lb. Bacon (optional)
1/2-1 lb. Fresh or Canned Seafood (Clams, Tuna, Salmon, etc.)

Package Includes:
Potato and spice mixture

Directions: Chop and cook bacon then drain fat. Combine 6 cups water, bacon, seafood and optional ingredients, cover and bring to a boil. Add soup package, cover and reduce to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. When potatoes are done add 15 oz. of your milk choice. Heat until warm but do not boil. Serve!

Instant Pot Directions:Reduce water by 1 cup. Add water, soup mix and meat to Instant Pot. Lock the lid and seal the valve, set to Soup Mode, or High Pressure, cook for 10 minutes, manually let the steam off. Add milk right before serving. Enjoy!

Cashew Milk Substitute:
Using blender, add 1-1/2 cups water and 1/2 cup raw cashews. Blend until creamy. Add 15 oz. as a milk substitute, approx. 1 1/2 Cups.

Cooking Variations:
Add 1/2 cup white wine or 1/2 cup sour cream. Top with grated cheddar cheese or Velveeta cheese or chives. Substitute bacon with ham or sausage.

Tidbits of History

he first Europeans to explore the Puget Sound area ventured there in 1774. Upon arriving in the Sound they found an abundance of wildlife, a wide ranging assortment of vegetation and a prosperous Native American population. The Natives called this area Wulch, which means salt water. Nowadays the Sound is known as it was named by George Vancouver in 1792.
When George Vancouver explored the Sound and claimed it for Britain he named it after one of his officers, Lieutenant Peter Puget. Over the years the Sound changed hands only one time; the Sound became part of what was called the Oregon country and was later made part of the US territory when the Oregon treaty was signed in 1846. Seven years later the Sound became part of the Washington territory only later to become part of Washington State in 1889.
Even before the Northern Pacific Railroad reached the Puget Sound area in 1888 it had been a hub for business for almost fifty years. Seattle quickly became the primary trading center with Alaska and with most of the west coast and continues to be today.
The Sound is still a hub for business, and is in the top 15 most populated metropolitan areas in the United States. Even though the area of the Sound is now a thriving metropolis the serene place that George Vancouver first explored can still be found on many of the thousands of islands scattered throughout the Sound and in the Olympic National Forest located on the Olympic peninsula.

Even More Tidbits of History
In the Andes Mountains of South America, Pre-Columbia farmers discovered and cultivated the potato some 7000 years ago. In this harsh climate with poor soil conditions and fluctuating weather, the farmers were impressed with the plant’s hardiness, nutritional advantages and its ability to be stored. The Spanish discovered the tubular in 1537 when they marched through Peru but it was considered to be a poor mans food and was used predominately to feed hospitalized inmates.
It took three decades for the potato to gain popularity throughout the rest of Europe. In France, Antoine Augustine Parmentier, a pharmacist, chemist and employee of Louis XV realized the benefits of potatoes. He found the nutritional benefit of the potato, combined with it productive capabilities, could be a boost to the French farmer. After failing by conventional means to convince the Frenchmen of its many advantages, he decided on a surreptitious plan to make his point.
Parmentier acquired an unproductive plot of ground just on the outskirts of Paris. He planted 50 acres of potatoes and during the day hired a guard to look over it. When evening arrived, the guard was let go and the locals came to see what was of such importance. Many of the peasants believed that this plant must be very valuable and therefore took it upon themselves to “acquire” some from the plot. Soon they were growing the potato in their own gardens.
The potato gained wide acceptance across Europe and soon made its way to North America. Over time, the potato has become one of the major food stuffs of the world.


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