Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sustainable Salmon

We've had some fantastic salmon within the past few days, because the kind people at Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery gave me a little gift bag of a few types of salmon to try.

Skipper Otto's CSF is based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, which helps to connect consumers to local, organic, fairly-traded, and sustainable food.  All of Skipper Otto's seafood is caught and processed ethically in British Columbia (the pictures depict three generations of family fishermen).

We got to try chum sticks of "hot smoked" salmon, and candied, peppered smoked salmon made from pink salmon.

The aroma when we opened the packages of the smoked salmon was fantastic!  Both were excellent, and of really high quality, but the peppered salmon really caught our attention.  It was so flavourful, and the coarse-ground pepper gave it a nice touch of spice.  The pieces were bite-sized already, which was convenient.  The smokiness in both the sticks and the peppered bites was perfect.

We also tried a sockeye salmon fillet.  It was firm, and dense, and had beautiful colour.  It was one of the best pieces of fish I've ever had.

Christopher and his handsome father went salmon fishing in BC a few years back, and I've heard how good the salmon was fresh out of the water ... since we won't be going salmon fishing any time soon, I think this is the closest we're going to get to snagging our own from the water.  It tasted fresh and flavourful, and we can feel good knowing that it was caught in an ethical, sustainable way.

If you want to join the Skipper Otto CSF, you can get $20 off of a membership by using the coupon code EverydayFoodie by May 8th, 2015.  You can sign up or learn more about Skipper Otto's seafood and where to buy it on their website.

If you live in Regina, you can buy Skipper Otto seafood at Body Fuel Organics.

Where do you buy seafood?  Have you had salmon recently?  
Have you ever been fishing?


Unknown said...

We are SO lucky. Hubby works in Aboriginal Aquaculture & we get an INSANE amount of salmon for free!! And yes have been fishing many times!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, that looks amazing! I love the deep color of the salmon! So pretty! I do not buy fish all that often but when I do, I try to get it from a local fish market. But sometimes I'm lazy and just buy frozen shrimp which I know is not the highest quality but it does the job from time to time...