German-Style Alaska Seafood Stew

German-Style Alaska Seafood Stew


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
  • 12 oz. German or Belgian beer
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 Alaska Seafood portions (4 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
For Soup:
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion or 1 green onion, sliced
  • 4 cups (about 12 oz.) shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (about 1 large)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped dill or parsley

German-Style Alaska Seafood Stew

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


In a large (10 to 12-inch) nonstick pan or stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in all seeds; cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth and beer; bring to a simmer. Sprinkle in pepper. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Seafood portions under cold water. Turn off heat and gently add seafood to liquid, skin side down. Return heat to a simmer.

Once simmering, cover pan and cook 4 to 5 minutes for frozen seafood or 2 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Turn off heat and let seafood rest 5 minutes or until seafood is opaque throughout. Remove seafood, cover and keep warm.

Remove and reserve (for later use) all but 1 cup of poaching liquid. To remaining liquid in pan, add minced onion, cabbage and carrots. Cook and stir over medium-high heat, for 3 to 4 minutes, until cabbage is wilted. Stir in beans. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss in dill or parsley.

To serve, portion 1 cup cabbage stew into shallow bowl and top with a seafood portion.

Best with Alaska whitefish varieties: Alaska Pollock, Cod, Sole or Halibut.

Nutrients per serving (with Alaska Halibut): 310 calories, 7g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 19% calories from fat, 44mg cholesterol, 31g protein, 26g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 744mg sodium, 149mg calcium, and 500mg omega-3 fatty acids.


In this recipe: Wild-Caught Alaska Halibut