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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 BC Strawberries and BC Raspberries

August 24, 2023

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  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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Fishing Adventures with Shaun and Oliver Strobel

July 31, 2023

(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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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."