News From the Top Deck

We love this recipe from How Sweet Eats that turns a blackened salmon fillet into a delicious flatbread! It’s such a creative way to spruce up some salmon with unique flavours and textures. Ingredients Salmon: 1 lb coho salmon (other species of Pacific salmon will also work!) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black … Continued


Updates on our 5 Pacific Salmon Species

August 25, 2022

With news on record returns for sockeye, followed by conflicting stories about dwindling sockeye runs, it’s no surprise if folks aren’t sure what to think about this season’s salmon runs in BC! That’s why we’ve laid it out for you in our 2022 Pacific salmon update. Read more to learn how the season’s going (so … Continued


Soy Glazed Sablefish

August 18, 2022

Sablefish is a really fun species to cook with. The high oil content makes it very hard to overcook, even when exposed to high cooking temperatures like broiling or grilling. The velvety white flesh pairs extremely well with this soy glaze that is salty, savoury, and sweet. As Tianna our Member Services Manager said, “this … Continued


Ordering Your Fresh Mussels

July 28, 2022

We offer fresh mussels to our members in Metro Vancouver every two weeks. These mussels are for pre-order and sold by the pound, which we suggest as one serving size if mussels are your main course (though real mussel lovers might be able to take on 1.5-2lbs by themselves!) Read more about your mussel grower, … Continued


Alexa’s Albacore Tuna Poke Bowl

July 27, 2022

With weather like this, it’s so much easier to open the freezer and pull out a loin of Skipper Otto tuna, or even sockeye salmon. Sometimes it’s just too hot to cook! Our Operations Manager Alexa had this exact thought last week, and ended up with an incredible tuna poke bowl for dinner. Her recipe … Continued


Cedar plank salmon is one of the easiest ways to spruce up a salmon fillet, and it’s easier than you might think! Special equipment Cedar plank: available in the BBQ section of any hardware store, or source one yourself (just make sure it’s untreated) BBQ (or a cooking fire!) Ingredients 1 full side sockeye fillet … Continued


Coconutty Mussels with Ginger, Lemongrass, Chili, and Cilantro on Rice Noodles

June 26, 2022

Perhaps it’s time to branch out of your bread-with-a-side-of-mussels steamed in wine? Or maybe this recipe alone will convince you that you’re ready to switch things up! This recipe from Serious Eats, tried and tested by a few members of the Skipper Otto team, is SO easy and quick, SO delicious, and will pair perfectly with … Continued


Sampling Darryl and Angutimarik’s Arctic Char

May 20, 2022

Our latest batch of Arctic char was a special one, hailing all the way from Kannak Lake and Tubliniq Lake in Nunavut. You see, the char in these lakes can only be fished by harvesters holding a special experimental license. Very little data exists on the char populations in these two lakes, but Project Nunavut (the non-profit we work with to get our … Continued


Grilled Fish Tacos

May 17, 2022

These grilled fish tacos are a great recipe to add to your rotation in the warmer months. Soft tortillas are topped with seasoned, grilled white fish, and two flavourful salsas for a quick and delicious meal the whole family will love. You can make these with any flaky white fish, like halibut, any species of … Continued


Celebratory Spinach Strawberry Spot Prawn Salad Recipe

May 5, 2022

In our opinion, adding spot prawns to anything is cause for celebration, so this light and flavourful spinach, strawberry, and spot prawn salad recipe is deserving of it’s own holiday! For this salad, we’ve indicated spot prawns that are already cooked and peeled. If you’re making it with live prawns, you can use these tips. … Continued


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