Recently we received some customer feedback that our Smoked Salmon Chowder was not a real chowder. The guest reported:
.the salmon chowder was not at all what it should be salmon chowder..they had mostly veggies in there…
Have to say this did come as a surprise as the chowder is the most popular soup we make.
Doing some research, we find that there is quite a bit of variation in what folks call chowder. And some pretty strong feelings on all sides. Like Barbecue or Chili there are strong feelings. In BBQ, sauces, and smoking methods have their fierce supporters and detractors. For some folks, talking about Chili with beans, Vegan chili, or our White Chicken Chili can bring commentators flying to their keyboards, Chowder seems to evoke similar strong feelings and the right way to make a chowder.. Wikipedia talks about Fish Chowders here, and a more general overview of chowders here:.
Ours is Gluten Free, and full of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon from the Oregon Lox Company, it does have potatoes, bacon, corn, and other flavorful ingredients. While we respect those that hold different beliefs about what a fish chowder should be, we will continue making our popular, delicious and enjoyable Smoked Salmon Chowder. We hope you will enjoy it. Stop in on a Friday or Saturday and we will give you a taste.