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The fishing industry in Canada has been really good at breaking apart connections over the last 150 years. It has separated consumers from harvesters through long complex supply chains; pitted Indigenous and non-Indigenous harvesters against one another and moved the industry out of the hands of independent families. The resulting scarcity mentality and pervasive “us … Continued

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Lemon Scallop Risotto

April 5, 2023

Lemon Scallop Risotto When great people work together, great ideas are born! Fishers Melissa and Joel Collier recently collaborated with Sabrina Currie from West Coast Kitchen Garden, to develop delicious recipes that incorporates their wild pink and spiny scallops. Scallops and risotto are a natural pairing and this light and delicious Italian style dish only … Continued

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Grilled Lingcod with Crispy Prosciutto

March 30, 2023

Grilled Lingcod with Crispy Prosciutto When you think lingcod, think more than just fish and chips! This sustainable seafood recipe not only looks elegant on the plate, but comes together quickly and can be grilled indoors or on the BBQ. For a lighter version, substitute the tater tots for roasted fresh potatoes, or the packaged … Continued

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Spaghetti with Mussels in Tomato and Vodka sauce

March 21, 2023

Spaghetti with Mussels in Tomato and Vodka Sauce A fun way to enjoy pasta and mussels, that comes together quickly. Perhaps add a dash of remaining vodka to a martini glass, and you’re all set! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons … Continued

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Creamy Salmon Pasta with Grilled Shellfish

March 15, 2023

Creamy Salmon Pasta with Grilled Shellfish Sustainable seafood and pasta just go together, and this recipe is fancy enough to impress your friends without much effort at all, and under 30 minutes if using store bought pasta! Included is an easy way to make pappardelle pasta, using a food processor and a pasta roller, but … Continued

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I’m bursting with hope and optimism following the Fisheries for Communities Gathering this past month in Victoria, and I couldn’t resist sharing my excitement with all of you (the Skipper Otto community). When Canadian politicians come together with thoughtful, cross-party support for a grassroots issue that helps independent fishing families – it should be celebrated! … Continued

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Sweet Potato and Crab Soup

March 2, 2023

Sweet Potato and Crab Soup This simple and hearty crab soup recipe is perfect for these misty winter days as we wait for spring to arrive. Instead of sweet potato, you can always use butternut squash or pumpkin as a substitute, but the live Dungeness crab we have available for our Vancouver members this March, … Continued

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Rodrigo-Style Fish Tacos

February 22, 2023

Rodrigo-Style Fish Tacos We always love getting creative recipe ideas from our fishing families, and a great resource is our friends Bruce and Pilar Martinelli who provide us with sustainable seafood: wild, lingcod and tuna. This recipe is perfect for your next Taco Tuesday night, which calls for lingcod but you could use any of … Continued

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West Coast Poutine

February 8, 2023

West Coast Poutine This creative take on a Canadian classic by our friend and member Steve W., incorporates our wild, lake caught arctic char and our fresh mussels which are grilled to perfection in this delicious comfort dish. He notes that when he cooks the fish, he usually trims it up so it looks nice … Continued

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3 Recipes to Elevate Your Date Night

February 8, 2023

With Valentine’s Day coming up, use this special opportunity to show your love through food. From scallops to tuna to salmon, take your pick from these delicious recipes and spoil your loved ones with a sustainable seafood feast! Steamed Scallops with Garlic Butter This is a recipe straight from Joel and Melissa Collier’s repertoire. Pink … Continued

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