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Holiday Wine Pairings for Smoked Seafood With the holidays fast approaching and social calendars getting busy, many of our members start to serve our smoked salmon and tuna at dinner parties, so we thought we would share some sumptuous wine selections that pair perfectly!  Our friend and Skipper Otto member, Sean Nelson, who is also … Continued

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Seared Albacore Nicoise

November 30, 2023

Seared Albacore Nicoise We love finding recipe inspiration right from the source – our fishing families! This is a beloved and hearty salad from our albacore tuna fishers Pilar, Bruce and Rex Martinelli, who devour this recipe on a regular basis, and hope you enjoy it too! Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs Skipper Otto Albacore tuna … Continued

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Outlaw Ocean Article: The Crimes Behind the Seafood You Eat

November 30, 2023

I’ve been following the work of author Ian Urbina and the Outlaw Ocean Project for many years. If you are unfamiliar, the Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization based in Washington D.C. that produces investigative stories about human rights, labor, and environmental concerns that take place in oceans around the world. In October, … Continued

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2023 – A Year in Review

November 17, 2023

2023 was our 15th season as a Community Supported Fishery and a year filled with powerful impact and exciting new relationships, achievements, and recognitions. And in spite of ongoing crises, conflicts, and anxieties in the world, Skipper Otto continues to be a refuge for me, a community built on meaningful human connection and collaboration, reminding … Continued

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Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

November 17, 2023

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon with Vegetables This recipe is sure to become a go-to for quick weeknight dinners! On a recent trip to England, our friend and BBQ master, Steve W, was inspired by a meal he had at his favourite seafood restaurant – Coleman’s Seafood Temple on the eastern seaboard, and came back inspired to … Continued

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(Photo courtesy of Lee Gallagher, of himself) Hailing from Metchosin B.C on Vancouver Island, Lee Gallagher got his start working at a marine boat rental shop in high school, which solidified what he always knew – that he wanted to work on the ocean. After high school, Lee enrolled at Camosun College in Victoria, and … Continued

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Crispy Salmon with Mushroom Risotto

November 5, 2023

Crispy Salmon with Mushroom Risotto As we get closer to the holiday season, we are getting fancier in the kitchen and our friend Chef Johnny Bridge has developed a few salmon recipes for us with freshly caught salmon this summer. This dish is made with our delicious chinook salmon, but you can substitute in any … Continued

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Japanese Style Fish and Chips

October 26, 2023

Japanese Style Fish and Chips Who doesn’t love fish and chips… so why not try making them at home, but with a twist! Once again our friend and BBQ master, Steve W, has gotten creative in the kitchen and cooked up this amazing recipe with lingcod cheeks, but you can easily substitute in lingcod fillets … Continued

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Changing of Seasons – a reflection

October 26, 2023

(Photo credit: Sonia Strobel, Fishing boat Eldorado) I always find the change of seasons to be a powerful time for reflection. This year’s final day of summer and first day of autumn were particularly filled with nostalgia and reflection for me as we headed out on a boat repositioning trip. Boat repositioning trips are a … Continued

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Halibut Saltimbocca

October 12, 2023

Halibut Saltimbocca Cooler fall weather calls for comfort food, and what better way to indulge than a delicious and creamy halibut and gnocchi recipe! A twist on the classic Italian Saltimbocca dish, which usually calls for veal or chicken, this recipe comes together in about 30 minutes and is sure to impress family or friends … Continued

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