Eating food is a need, we need food to survive and to keep going. Once you enter the land of spices and herbs you realize, it's not just about a need, it's about a pleasure, a desire, the filling of a craving. The first time I cooked anything for a group of people was at my first potluck, I had never been apart of anything cooking wise prior and it made me nervous to know my cooking would be judged by strangers. I had to sit back and think for a minute about what to bring, and then it hit me, the one recipe everyone says I make perfectly is the only thing I would be able to cook for this occasion.
I did not know I loved to fish until I came to Alaska to live! I did go fishing with my dad a few times but I was very young. We went fishing for flounders. or flatfish, they like to be on the bottom of the sea. In Alaska, the fish are called Halibut and they can grow over 500lbs! I went Halibut fishing with my husband and caught a 90lb and my husband caught one at 250lbs. They can grow very big in the Alaska waters! As a family, we came to Alaska in the year 1978. We learned real fast how to fish for salmon and other fish. My husband loved to go hunting and fishing, all the outdoor activities. Living in Alaska is way different than living in the lower forty- eight states! When summer hits the one activity to do is go fishing and fill up the freezer. Alaska has long winter's and the fish which was caught will be of help in your wallet.
There are many fond memories surrounding this dish that brings big smiles to my children's and my face, whilst tucking into this delectable comfort food that nourishes our souls. I tend to still cook quite frequently to this day. Every time we eat corned beef hash we feel our souls are nourished with nothing more than goodness, health, vitality and comforts us to full satisfaction.