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Ahi tuna may get all the attention, with it’s vibrant red flesh, but we think our locally-caught albacore tuna really gives it a run for its money. Albacore tuna has a firm, meaty texture and a mild flavour that lends itself well to all kinds of pairings and preparations. Plus, it’s high in protein, omega-3 … Continued

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Kelp 101

April 1, 2022

Our kelp products have earned a name for themselves ever since we started offering kelp in 2020. They’re sustainable, healthy, hand-harvested by your kelper, Dafne Romero, in Haida Gwaii. In this blog you’ll learn more about our Wakame Flakes, Kombu Flakes, and Giant Kelp Mini Flakes. Read on for our “Kelp 101” including how each type … Continued

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Our 2022 Rockfish Sourcing Strategy

March 28, 2022

We put a lot of thought into deciding what species to offer our members every year. And we gather information every year from numerous sources to make sure all our offerings are coming from the most sustainable fisheries in BC. It’s where there is disagreement that we need to dig deeper to find more information … Continued

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BBQ Lemongrass Curry Salmon Wrapped in Kelp Recipe

March 18, 2022

Skipper Otto members enjoy the best wild coast salmon, halibut, and tuna available – but they also get access to lesser-known seafood that they might not otherwise encounter. One of our more unique products is our sheets of giant kelp, harvested by Dafne Romero. A lot of members have been finding great ways to add … Continued

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Vietnamese Spot Prawn Noodle Salad

March 2, 2022

With the approach of spring and warmer weather, we’re looking for fresh-tasting light meals that are quick and easy to prepare, yet flavourful and satisfying. This salad roll-inspired Vietnamese spot prawn noodle salad checks all our boxes! What makes this recipe extra special is the combination of the salty nuoc cham dressing, the fresh crispy … Continued

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We’ve been working with Dafne Romero for a little over two years to share her hand-harvested kelp from Haida Gwaii with our members. But it was only last summer that we managed to offer frozen kelp blades rather than our dried varieties. Believe it or not, these giant kelp blades are incredibly versatile, as illustrated … Continued

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Beer Battered Lingcod Recipe

February 10, 2022

Ever since one of our favourite local restaurants added beer battered lingcod (from Skipper Otto!) and chips to their menu, we’ve been fully sold on lingcod as the ultimate fish and chips fish. You know we love to cook with beer, so you can imagine how excited we were to make this ourselves. If you … Continued

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Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

February 8, 2022

Fishing is a difficult industry to plan, but we still like to have an idea of what to expect when! That’s why we do our best to predict what our fishing families will be catching, and when we expect it will be available for our members with our seasonality guide. Remember: these are our best … Continued

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Soy-Ginger Chinook Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

February 3, 2022

We love poke bowls because they’re easy, adaptable, and seafood is undeniably the star of the dish – especially in this soy-ginger chinook salmon poke bowl! Chinook salmon – also sometimes called king salmon – is a favourite of our members thanks to its moist and velvety texture and rich flavour. In this recipe we’ve … Continued

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Swimming Scallops Recipe Round-Up!

January 20, 2022

Melissa and Joel fish for two species of wild BC scallops: pink and spiny, (commonly known as “swimming scallops”) and they are quite different from farmed bay scallops or sea scallops you might be used to seeing! Contrary to most scallops that must be shucked, these pink and spiny scallops can be eaten whole, just … Continued

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Member since 2015

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