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Coho Salmon in Foil An easy week night family meal at home, camping or a no-fuss lunch prep recipe, place the salmon into foil and then customize your veggie choice to suit your taste! On the BBQ or in the oven – it comes together quickly and with no major clean up – thats a … Continued

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Salmon with Soba Noodles in Maple Soy Lime & Sesame Dressing

September 14, 2023

Salmon with Soba Noodles in Maple Soy Lime & Sesame Dressing This is a super simple recipe that can be served warm or chilled, and is perfect for a fast weeknight family dinner. Our friend, Chef Ned Bell in partnership with Go Wild BC Salmon created this dish with chinook salmon caught by our co-founder … Continued

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Standing Up for Our Fishers: An Unsatisfying Conclusion

September 8, 2023

Back in early June, we shared a story about our halibut fisher, Doug Kostering and DFO’s seizure of his catch. It’s been a long bumpy road this summer with an unsatisfying conclusion so we feel it is the right time for an update.  As a recap, our longtime halibut fisher, Doug Kostering, was accused by … Continued

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Pink Salmon with Smokey BBQ Rub

September 7, 2023

Pink Salmon with Smokey BBQ Rub Low and slow is the way to go, when cooking salmon on the BBQ. This herbaceous and smokey rub recipe that our friend and Chef Cory Walby of Saturday Night Test Kitchen created for us in partnership with Go Wild BC Salmon, is sure to impress. The key for … Continued

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Chinook Fishing with Shaun and Lyndon Strobel

August 29, 2023

(Photo courtesy of Shaun Strobel. Shaun and Lyndon Strobel on the Eldorado boat) This summer marked a big moment in the Strobel family — both our sons, Oliver and Lyndon, now have their faces on the salmon labels of fish they caught while fishing with their dad, Shaun! The idea for Skipper Otto was born … Continued

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BBQ Wild BC Salmon with Strawberries and Raspberries What could be better than enjoying delicious wild BC salmon, with local BC produce like Strawberries and Raspberries? Our friend Chef Ned Bell, in collaboration with Go Wild BC Salmon and BC Strawberry and BC Raspberry created this recipe to enjoy the best of BC in one … Continued

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Tuna Tartare with Watercress and Lemon Balm

August 22, 2023

Tuna Tartare with Watercress and Lemon Balm We are happy to share another amazing recipe from our friend, Skipper Otto member and Chef Robin Kort from her amazing new cookbook entitled “The Coastal Forager’s Cookbook: Feasting Wild in the Pacific Northwest.” One of the delicious recipes is her Tuna Tartare with Watercress and Lemon Balm. … Continued

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Tuna-licious Tales from the Martinelli’s

August 22, 2023

With new fish, come great new stories of life at sea from our fishing families, and Pilar Martinelli kindly shared a recap of the recent month long trip off the coast of Vancouver Island that her husband Bruce took with his deckhands Mitch and Gary. Here are some great tales in Pilar’s own words: While … Continued

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Halibut with Fermented Birch Leaf Sauce

August 9, 2023

Halibut with Fermented Birch Leaf Sauce  Showcasing the best of the West Coast, our friend, Skipper Otto member and Chef Robin Kort has just published an amazing new cookbook entitled “The Coastal Forager’s Cookbook: Feasting Wild in the Pacific Northwest.” Enclosed are 40 incredible recipes infused with Japanese, Italian and Spanish influences and she also … Continued

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Smokehouse with Tseshaht Fisher Les Sam

August 8, 2023

(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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