Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

      The leaves are beginning to turn here in Bristol Bay. The tundra shifting from greens and tiny vibrant blooms to deep rich maroons and yellows, signaling Fall is arriving. Fish and berries fill our freezer and moose hunting season began on the 20th, with several of our friends posting early successes on …

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The 2017 Bristol Bay sockeye season was one for the books! With the fourth largest harvest on record and a return that blew the ADF&G’s preseason forecast out of the water, salmon more than ever is our livelihood. I feel I have spoken at length regarding why salmon is so important, but I find I …

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The mighty Chinook Salmon or King Salmon is the largest of the five species of salmon in Alaska. Every year their arrival is much anticipated throughout the state, global markets, and in local nets here in Bristol Bay. It’s fat rich meat & delicate texture is prized for smoking, grilling, cutting into traditional strips, baking …

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Hard as it is to believe we are full tilt into spring now and even the herring are showing up in Bristol Bay. That means it is high time to plant your starts and plan your gardens if you haven’t begun doing so already. Saving seeds from wild flowers has long been a love of …

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Spring and summer to me smell like salmon, fresh wind off the waves, and smoke wafting in from the smokehouse fire. With the recent increase in daylight and gloriously warming sun filtering in through the windows I can almost smell what is to come… Monday, March 20th was the spring equinox, also called the March …

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Brunch is a completely under appreciated meal time, and so for this New Year I’m bringing it back. The hobbits had it just about right with Elevenses. Breakfast has already been had, perhaps twice if you live in Middle Earth or you have toddlers afoot, with any luck you are still enjoying some hot coffee …

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This sandwich is as delicious as it is pretty, filled with Bristol Bay catches, bold, simple flavors, and fresh market goodies. Canned salmon and Deckhand Seafoods Togiak Smoked Herring are the flavor base on a crusty baguette. Traditionally this nicçoise salad sandwich features anchovies and tuna but in Bristol Bay where jarred salmon lines my …

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