Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Holiday gifting is officially in crunch mode with Christmas, Slavi, & Hanukkah all just around the corner. If you haven’t found the perfect gift to wrap up for your loved ones, best friend, secret Santa, or that upcoming Eskimo Bingo game … don’t fret I have a holiday roundup of my favorite local Bristol Bay small …

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It is late August here in Bristol Bay and like our family most fishermen have hung it up for the commercial season. The major processors have left and only a few die hard direct marketers are still at it, including my sister in law’s family down at Ekuk Beach in the Nushagak District. The Ekuk …

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Salmon Pie. Two words that inspire hunger in this household and everyone down to the tiniest mouth will ask for more. Often called pirok or even kulebyaka if your Russian is up to par. Basically it is a Russian dish that Alaskan’s have taken on as their own, and I have flipped into my own …

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It is no secret around Set the Net that salmon plays an integral role in our livelihood. We eat Bristol Bay wild Alaskan salmon 8-12 times a week from dinners, to snack-times, breakfasts, and in lunch boxes. Salmon was both of our daughter’s first food. But it’s not just the eating of the salmon that …

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Lately it seems everywhere I look I find fresh fruit and herb combinations that are insanely delicious. Some favorites I have had lately include a gorgeous tarragon, rhubarb, and strawberry galette and an incredibly yummy blueberry basil catsup. So when a friend offered me some Lemon Verbena from her garden I eagerly said yes! I …

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   Icicle Seafoods posted to it’s fishermen today $0.75 a pound for sockeye as the grounds price for the 2016 Bristol Bay salmon season. Additionally $0.15 a pound will be paid for chilling. $0.40 for chum, $1.25 for Kings, $0.23 for pinks, and $0.55 for silvers. That is better than 2015 but still leaves quite …

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The 2016 Bristol Bay Sockeye salmon season has potentially peaked in some districts and is still going strong in others with the 2 Billionth commercially caught sockeye landed and the crew of the F/V Sea Breeze fishing at the Southline of the Nushagak District for weeks now. We have been busy here on the home …

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