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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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Soy-Ginger Chinook Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

February 3, 2022

We love poke bowls because they’re easy, adaptable, and sustainable 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 … 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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Seafood Recipe Round-Up: Summer 2021

July 27, 2021

It’s Our Summer Seafood Recipe Round-Up! As you might expect, the Skipper Otto team ends up cooking and eating a lot of Canadian sustainable seafood. You might even say we’re experts on what makes a fantastic seafood recipe. We thought we’d share some of the recipes we’re loving this month so you can take advantage … Continued

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By Emily De Sousa @seasidewithemily  BBQ Swimming Scallops  Swimming scallops had me scratching my head the first time I ever ordered them from Skipper Otto, but now they’re a staple in my house. They’re a fan-favourite among my family and friends, especially in the summer months when I grill them on the BBQ using this recipe.   Making swimming scallops … Continued

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How Chinook Salmon Saved Summer 2020

April 16, 2021

We say “fishing is unpredictable” a lot. Although we might know in theory when to expect a certain species, more often than not there is some complicating factor at play! Take for example, last year’s chinook salmon season.  Summer 2020 Chinook Surprise Last summer’s salmon season was disappointing for a lot of BC fishing families. Salmon … Continued

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Kombu Dashi: How (And Why) You Should Make Kelp Broth

March 3, 2021

You’ve seen kelp on the beach, and maybe even tried some in your brownies, but have you ever tried kombu dashi? Not only is it healthy and packed full of nutrients, but it is also known for some incredible flavour-enhancing properties. Kombu has the unique ability to extract and boost the delicious flavours of other ingredients. What is Kombu Dashi?  Kombu is the Japanese word for dried kelp … Continued

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Beer Marinades for Seafood You Should Try

March 2, 2021

Have you ever tried any beer marinades for seafood? This should not come as a surprise to anyone, but the Skipper Otto team eats a lot of fish. A big reason we never tire of seafood meals is because it’s so easy to incorporate many other complimentary flavours into our sustainable seafood dishes. And by … Continued

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Holiday Seafood Appetizers | Seafood Recipes

December 21, 2020

Even though we’ve had to say goodbye to parties this holiday season, we’re not letting that stop us from filling up on appetizers! We’ve collected some delicious seafood appetizer recipes that we know you’ll enjoy making with treats from your Skipper Otto order. (If you want to order Canadian sustainable seafood, feel free to join … Continued

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Laurie

Member since 2018

"Reading your regular posts about who is where and what's happening in the various fishing places is so special. Helps us feel connected to the coast, the cycles, and the fish we enjoy."