I found a recipe in Field and Stream for panfish chowder while waiting in the doctors office the other afternoon and decided to try to adjust to Alaskan proportions. I just had my first bowl, and I will be honest, it is the best ever chowder I have ever eaten. EVER. Easy recipe also, except for gathering the ingredients.
This is something I like to cook up when I have some leftover ham from the New Years on a cold winter evening. I have made this with turkey kielbasa sausage, or you could use any kind of salted meat. This is identical to the recipe I use for black-eyed peas on New Years Day. Serve with corn bread and green salad.