Back-country Salmon Chowder

Posted on October 19, 2014


This is another variant that uses the ever flexible and delicious instant corn chowder soup mix, like my Corn and Potato Chowder.  Having a quick hot meal on cold/wet nights or after a long, rough day can be such a life saver… .

Feeds 2 for dinner:

  • 1 cup corn chowder soup mix (note 1.)
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried corn (note 2.)
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried peas (note 2.)
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potatoes
  • 5 oz salmon in a foil pouch (e.g. Chicken of the Sea)
  • 2 oz (or more) Cheddar or parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

At home, combine soup mix, veggies, and instant potatoes in a ziploc (if you use a Ziploc Zip N Steam Bag, you can add re-hydrate the meal right in the bag). Keep other items separate.

At camp, bring 4 cups water to a boil then add to soup+veggie+potato mix. Stir. Add salmon. Add more water if desired. Let sit for minute or two. Top with cheese.

Shopping notes:
1. Usually found at natural food stores in bulk, but you can also find single-serve versions in most grocery stores (this latter is more expensive).

2. Try Thrive Freeze Dried Food Online for these items in bulk at a great price.

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