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The great thing about fall cooking is all the fresh produce and fruit available, and the opportunity to make meals for both warm and cooler days! We’ve put together a variety of yummy fall seafood recipes to help you expand your repertoire this season. All of these recipes will be delicious with your Skipper Otto … Continued

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How to Cook Pink and Spiny Scallops

September 24, 2020

Even if you’re used to cooking and eating scallops at home, you’re probably not used to seeing them in the shell. You may not even know that what we usually refer to as a scallop – those little round white nuggets – are actually just part of the scallop. They are the scallop’s adductor muscle … Continued

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Nutrition Showdown: Farmed vs Wild Salmon

September 21, 2020

Our members make Skipper Otto the incredible community it is, and one of our very special members is holistic nutritionist, Melissa Evanson. Melissa has written a bunch of fantastic nutrition blogs for Skipper Otto before, including this one on fish vs fish oil, this one on shrimp and heart health, and this one about mercury … Continued

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How To Safely Handle & Store Your Seafood

September 8, 2020

Many people find seafood intimidating, from fears of overcooking, to the belief it has to be complicated, to the most common concern: how to safely handle and store your seafood. If you’re worried about storing and handling your seafood safely, check out these simple guidelines and you’ll feel like a seafood superstar in no time! … Continued

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Summer Salmon Recipes

August 18, 2020

Summer salmon is finally here! After a slower and later start to the season than normal, we’re excited to have some limited salmon in our online store for our members. To celebrate the salmon of our West Coast, we’ve gathered some incredible summer salmon recipes for you to try out in the last weeks of … Continued

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Our members often tell us that they’ve noticed they eat more seafood since becoming Skipper Otto members. Making healthy choices for you, your family and those you feed is not always the easiest thing to pull off, so a big congratulations to those who have found ways to work more seafood into their diet! Science … Continued

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Sustainable Salmon in 2020

June 15, 2020

I’m not sure if you heard the news, but back in October 2019, an organization representing the larger seafood companies in BC announced that they were voluntarily withdrawing from the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable fisheries certification program for sockeye, chum, and pink salmon. This means that sockeye, chum, and pink salmon caught in BC … Continued

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A Toddler on the Tantrum

May 12, 2020

Thank you to one of our incredible fishing super moms, Pilar Martinelli, for sending in this blog about life as a fishing family on their vessel, The Tantrum, with their toddler Rex!  This is our third year fishing as a family of three and my oh my, have we come a long way! From carriers … Continued

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Simple Whole Hake Recipe from Chef Ned Bell!

April 29, 2020

We’re so excited to be able to offer BC hake to our members! Cooking a whole fish might sound like a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered with this super simple recipe from our friend Chef Ned Bell’s Instagram. We invited him to our processor’s as they cut our first batch of hake for … Continued

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Meet Cary and His Hake!

April 23, 2020

We’re so excited to introduce our newest hake fisherman, Cary Williams! Cary is a 4th generation fisherman from Sointula – a small fishing village on Malcolm Island just off Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island. Although Cary’s 91-year old grandfather, Richard, has passed the business on to his 4 kids, he still runs the fishing … Continued

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"This is an amazing service. I love that the food is from right outside my window and I can walk to pick up the catch. Plus we keep local people working. :)"