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Food Find: Fishpeople Chowders & Pasta

A few weeks back I saw a display at my local Fred Meyer’s store (owned by Kroger), in the natural foods section, for Fishpeople Seafood entrees and soups. Having missed out on a road show at our local Costco in 2013, I decided to gamble and try them out.


Brought home were three flavors: Chinook Salmon & Sea Shell Pasta, Alder Smoked Wild Salmon Chowder and Creamy Razor Clam and Bacon Chowder.

Shockingly, Ford materialized out of the walls with his tasting spoon  and happily helped me taste them over 3 days. The 16-year-old loves most anything that is pasta and loves soup. Now then….what is the best feature (outside of the taste) for these? The bags! Simply bring a pot of water to boil, then simmer for time on package, which is 4 to 5 minutes. Then rip open and enjoy. That simple. And if pinching fuel, you can just let the bag heat in the hot water, off the stove.

Gourmet food, you will feel as if you are dining in and not on the trail. Also perfect for emergency supplies you would WANT to eat. They are shelf stable and ready-to-go.


One of the tastiest ways to enjoy a chowder is served over rice. A big split over a cup of cooked rice each, warmed up our tummies quickly!


Clam Chowder? Delicious! A mini sourdough loaf, carved out, would make this a meal in the backcountry.


Ford’s favorite of all three was the Sea Shell Pasta. Can’t blame him! It was delicious.

PS: There will be a review in the future for the remaining line of entrees. Fishpeople reached out to us recently and sent us a box of the curries so Kirk could try them out!

5 thoughts on “Food Find: Fishpeople Chowders & Pasta

  1. I tried them too! I saw them at the grocery store (Fred Meyer) in the natural food section and had to try them. I had one of the salmon ones…I can’t remember which one, but OMG, so delicious!!!!!

  2. They are on sale at Fred Meyer this week. But some careful label reading is advised: very high in fat content.

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