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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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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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Grilled Greek Salmon Salad

September 27, 2023

Grilled Greek Salmon Salad A fun and easy recipe that comes together easily, with little prep work and can be cooked on the BBQ or stovetop. You can add in or take out any salad ingredients to your liking -it’s really that simple. Ingredients One (300 gram / 10oz) Skipper Otto pink salmon fillet, defrosted, … Continued

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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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"The salmon was amazing. Thanks to you and the entire Skipper Otto crew for what you do and how you do it. We are blessed to have you in the community."