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Fish Trim Ceviche We often get asked how best to enjoy and prepare fish trim, and our friend Steve W. is back with vibrant fish trim ceviche dish, that has the perfect balance of tang and heat and creaminess. The best part – there is no cooking involved so it’s perfect for hot sunny summer … Continued

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Welcome New Fisher – Melanie Fred-Cranmer

July 11, 2024

(Photo credit: Sonia Strobel. Image: Sonia and Melanie in Port Alberni – May 2024) Our members’ dedication to creating a different kind of seafood system is having a huge impact on the lives of fishing families and I want you to join me in welcoming our newest fisher, Melanie Fred-Cranmer, to the Skipper Otto Community! … Continued

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Spot Prawn Caesar Cone

June 27, 2024

Spot Prawn Caesar Cone Although it looks fancy, this take on a grilled romaine lettuce caesar salad with our BC spot prawns tails, wrapped in a parmesan cone, comes together in minutes, and is sure to impress! You can make the parmesan cones head of time, as they’ll stay in shape for hours and then … Continued

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Not All Economies Run on Dollars

June 20, 2024

(Photo credit: Shaun Strobel. Image: Oliver filling slurry onto fishing boat Eldorado) Not all economies run on dollars. This is especially true in community-based fishing. And I believe the lessons that kids learn growing up on the fishing grounds set them up for success in other realms of life, too. For the second summer in … Continued

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Miso Maple Lingcod

June 13, 2024

Miso Maple Lingcod If you already have some on hand, or curious to try lingcod, why not try this delicious new recipe from our friend and grill master Steve W. A mouthwatering combination of miso and maple syrup, the cooking method used is with lump charcoal on the BBQ, but Steve has also included broiling … Continued

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Spot Prawn Surf and Turf With both BBQ and spot prawn season underway, our friend Steve W., has brought the very best of surf and turf together, highlighting our delicious spot prawns! While this recipe calls for pork tenderloin, wrapped in bacon with spot prawns, don’t hesitate to get creative and substitute the red meat … Continued

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At Sea with 6 year old Rex Martinelli

May 22, 2024

Every year, we eagerly anticipate stories from sea by our fishing family Bruce and Pilar Martinelli featuring their 6 year old son Rex. Together they ventured out, off the coast of Vancouver Island in search of lingcod recently, and here in Pilar’s own words is a rare glimpse of what life is like with children … Continued

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Sablefish with Vegetable Pasta

May 16, 2024

Grilled Sablefish with Vegetable Pasta The perfect light meal on a warm and sunny day, this recipe is super simple and packed with nutritious vegetables. Our sincere thanks to friend Steve W. who has delivered yet another creative way to add sablefish into your recipe routine! If you have a fancy spiralizer kitchen gadget at … Continued

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

May 2, 2024

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict The team at Skipper Otto loves making salmon salad sandwiches with our canned smoked salmon, and now our friend and chef Steve W has come up with another creative way to add it to brunch! Starting with a traditional eggs Benedict style recipe, he has swapped out the bun for a … Continued

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Salmon with Chive Beurre Blanc and Wild Rice

April 25, 2024

Salmon with Chive Beurre Blanc, Wild Rice, and Steamed Broccoli There are so many ways to cook salmon, but pan-frying is a quick and easy way to enjoy it without too much fuss. Paired it with wild rice and broccoli and you have a brightly coloured meal with a great balance of nutrition and flavour. … Continued

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