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(Photo courtesy of Sonia Strobel. Les Sam smoked salmon) If we’ve learned a thing or two, it’s that fishers know the very best ways to eat and enjoy their catch.  On a past trip up to Port Alberni in 2021, Sonia and Chris paid a visit to the Tseshaht Nation, and one of our indigenous … Continued

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Introducing Dave Martynuik our new halibut fisher!

August 2, 2023

(Photo courtesy of Dave Martynuik, of himself) Fishing can be unpredictable, and from year to year, we do our best to plan what seafood is plentiful as well as what our members love to eat, and next to salmon, that favourite is halibut! So when we were introduced to Haida fisher, Dave Martynuik, earlier this … Continued

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Fishing Adventures with Shaun and Oliver Strobel

July 31, 2023

(Photo courtesy of Shaun Strobel. Oliver Strobel on the Eldorado boat) My oldest son, Oliver, has been going out fishing with his dad, Shaun, and his grandpa, Otto, since he was 5 years old. It seems like just a couple of years ago that little boy was begging to go out fishing for the first … Continued

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Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple Syrup Whiskey Glaze

July 24, 2023

Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple Syrup Whiskey Glaze It doesn’t get more Canadian than this recipe – salmon, maple syrup, Canadian whiskey and cedar planks! This version uses our Skipper Otto sockeye salmon, but you can substitute any of the Pacific caught salmon species we carry, including chinook, chum, coho, and pink salmon. Enjoy this … Continued

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Pesce Crudo with Sablefish

July 20, 2023

Pesce Crudo with Sablefish Pesce Crudo is the Italian version of ceviche, and it makes for the perfect summertime appetizer with minimal effort and no cooking. This version uses our Skipper Otto sablefish, but you can substitute ling cod cheeks or any other white fish we carry. As our sablefish is flash frozen it is … Continued

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(Photo courtesy of Ritchie Shaw. The Surf Isle boat at the church in Smith Inlet circa early 1960’s) Along the coast of British Columbia, there is rich history of the fishing industry and with it come tales of the boats lovingly bought and restored by fishers and boat enthusiasts. A boat mechanic in his early life, … Continued

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Taste Test: The 5 Pacific salmon species

July 10, 2023

A few years ago (when all 5 salmon species were available and abundant), the team at Skipper Otto put salmon to the test. In a blind taste test, the team tried each of the 5 species of Pacific salmon, side by side, and compared them. The results were fascinating, surprising and delicious! The Method How … Continued

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Wine Pairing with Salmon

July 5, 2023

Wine Pairings with Salmon We often get asked, what wines go well with sustainably caught Skipper Otto seafood? So we thought we would start a series of videos and blog posts to answer all of your questions! Sean Nelson, who is a professional sommelier, and the owner of Somm Wine Guy Consulting is also a … Continued

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What we expect in 2023: 5 Pacific Salmon Species

July 4, 2023

We are happy to share that the salmon season has begun, and our fishers report a good start to the season! That said, we wanted to provide our members with an update on what we expect for the season ahead, and which salmon species will be available for 2023. Sockeye Salmon  From all accounts, it … Continued

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Pan Seared Wild Salmon

June 28, 2023

Pan Seared Wild Salmon  Wild BC Salmon is so delicious, it doesn’t need heavy sauces or much enhancement! That’s why we love this simple and light citrus glaze using lemon, salt, and butter. Ingredients Skipper Otto Salmon Fillets Two 5 oz Skipper Otto salmon fillets 1 tbsp kosher salt Half a lemon 1 tbsp Canola … Continued

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Clare

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"My canned salmon arrived in the mail today and it is without a doubt the best I have ever tasted."