Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

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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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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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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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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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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With boats being pulled on every tide and many fisherman already having headed home for the season, the grounds price was still a mystery until today…     Icicle Seafoods posted $0.50 a pound for the sockeye grounds price in Bristol Bay and Deckboss is reporting AGS has posted the same. This is a big price …

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