Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

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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As I write this, it’s just after supper, it turned out so yummy and simply I needed to sit down and tell you about it. Ramen, particularly this ramen, is somewhat of a staple around our house. It is a bowl of possibilities that is full of that umami flavor and satisfying warmth. Pack it …

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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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