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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    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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      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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Community can be defined with infinite variables. The town one lives in, the circle of people one’s philosophies adhere too, the family and friends that make up ones web of contacts. Community can just be a sense of belonging and one can be part of many communities at once. Living in Dillingham, the hub of …

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For several months now I have had an obsession of the cheesecake variety. I wanted a rich, creamy, not overly sweet, decadent cheesecake. I wanted it mini, I wanted it to stand up to a variety of toppings, and I wanted it easy… but real. Now I don’t think this too much to ask of …

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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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