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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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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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(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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The Surf Isle – the rich history of a beloved boat

July 13, 2023

(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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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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