Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Commercial fishing feeds our family, gives us pride in our work, enables us to raise our children with a strong work ethic, and helps us lead a lifestyle we love.Salmon and halibut fishing here in Bristol Bay is how Bronson and I’s love story began and with the turn of every season I grow more …

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Pistachio Honey Encrusted Bristol Bay Sockeye was for dinner here at Set the Net. To make I chopped pistachios and seasoned the nuts with a blend of spices I make containing a little celery salt, mustard seed, smoked paprika, cayenne, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and juniper. I then brush each fillet portion with honey and sprinkle …

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Every season I think firmly this is my favorite time of year… only to move to the next and have the same realization that in each season I can find joy. I love everything about the color changes Fall brings upon us. The crisp bite in the air, the frost dusting the foliage on the …

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    Basically the only vegetable I can grow without a hitch is a radish. Radishes are one of springs first offerings and they keep producing in rotating crops through out the growing season. My little daughters love plucking them from the garden rows, washing them in the sink quickly, only to eat their tangy …

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Dutch Babies were a whole new concept to me not all that long ago. I have for years been a waffle fiend, loving my time spent in Iceland a few years back where waffles graced every afternoon coffee scape. Fresh cream abounded, the berries on the side were fresh picked, and my coffees came in …

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      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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