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If you haven’t tried lingcod, you are in for a serious treat. Named for its resemblance to both the ling and cod, the lingcod is actually not related to either of them. Its mild taste and flakey texture are similar to more classic fish and chips choices, like cod or haddock, but lingcod is slightly … Continued

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Sesame Crusted Albacore Tuna Loin

April 4, 2022

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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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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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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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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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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Octopus Recipe from Ned Bell

June 10, 2019

Now that Scott and Karen’s delicious octopus is in the store, we knew that you would need an awesome octopus recipe! We’ve helped you with the first part of the recipe – tenderizing the octopus by flash freezing it. Now, all you need to worry about is having the ingredients ready and following the instructions from our … Continued

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Lingcod Cheeks

May 15, 2019

Lingcod cheeks are such a rare treat and we’re always excited when Pilar phones in to say they have a load of them ready for our members! Bruce and Pilar catch your lingcod while trolling — a fishing method in which lines of baited hooks are dragged slowly behind a boat in mid-water. Bruce hand-picks … Continued

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Chilled Spot Prawn Salad

May 15, 2019

With the long awaited return of spot prawn season upon us, we wanted to share our friend Chef Ned Bell’s delicious recipe. This Chilled Spot Prawn Salad is refreshing, healthy, and features our very own sustainable Skipper Otto spot prawns! Ingredients: 16-24 Skipper Otto spot prawns (4-6 per person) 2.5 pints of heirloom tomatoes 2 … Continued

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Kimberly

Member since 2012

"We come from farming families here on the Prairie and joined Skipper Otto way back when because we loved the concept of directly supporting 'farmers' (and getting awesome seafood!). The commitment and dedication to what you are doing, and the amazing community you have created is wonderful to be part of."