Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Salmon Loaf

This salmon loaf is a delicious way to make use of some of the canned salmon we have from our big fishing trip. The recipe takes a bit of time but is well worth the effort. Recipe serves four.

Begin by dicing 3/4 cup each of celery, carrots and onion.

Sauté the veggies in a tbsp of vegetable oil until soft.

In a bowl combine:
500ml canned salmon
2 eggs lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp seasoning blend
1/4 tsp pepper
2 peices of bread made into soft crumbs

I like to use Epicure Seafood and fish spice

Stir veggies into salmon mixture and press into a grease loaf pan.

Cook for 40 min at 350 degrees or until edges start to brown.

I made a quick dill sauce to go on top. Simply combine the following ingredients.

1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste.

Monday, July 11, 2011


This weekend Chris and Kris took the boat to Campbell River to fish for Chinooks. At one point they found themselves surrounded by a school of dolpins. We have seen dolphins from the boat many times but they have never come this close. At 2:42 you can even see one swim right underneath the boat. Chris shot a little video of the gorgeous creatures. It was another perfect West Coast day and I am so jealous that I did not go with them on this morning!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fish Fry!

I apologize for the lack of good pictures for this post but the food was disappearing so quickly I barely got these few shots. Last weekend we decided to use some of this 37lb Halibut that Chris and his buddy Norm caught near Port Alice.

We also used some Ling Cod and had a good old fashioned fish fry with the Jester and family as well as our neighbor (and fishing buddy) Gerry and his wife Gayle.

The process is quite simple when you have fantastic fish to work with. Just cut into whatever size pieces you like.

We used a wheat/gluten free dry pancake mix since the Jester has a wheat allergy.

Mix together:

Two cups dry pancake mix
Two eggs
One bottle of beer (we used Carona as it is wheat free)

I used our deep fryer but this could be done in a deep frying pan on the stove. Just dip the fish into the batter and then fry for 4-8 minutes (depending on thickness of the fish)

I served it with homemade fries and a new tartar sauce recipe I have been working on.

1cup mayo
1tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup finely chopped dill pickle
1-2 tbsp pickle juice
1tbsp chopped capers
1tsp fresh lemon juice
1tbsp chopped chives
2tsp dress dill
salt and pepper to taste

I snapped this picture of Chris' plate mid-bite. It was a great night with good friends and delicious food!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Campfire Salmon

My sister and her family are spending the month of July camping 45 minutes from where I live. The other night I went to visit them and have a delicious dinner cooked over the campfire. Prawns and Salmon were my contribution but she and her husband did all the work!

I missed snapping a picture of the prep but she layer lemon slices, dill, and salt and pepper inside two filets. Wrapped the fish in tinfoil and cooked it over an open flame.

The fish took about ten minutes on each side.

Here is chef Karen putting the finishing touches on the meal.

Add some prawns sautéed in garlic butter, a baked potato and corn on the cob; and you have the perfect camping dinner!

Thanks for the great meal sis!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

June Adventures

As July begins I wanted to share a few more pictures from our June adventures. We have a couple more weeks of Sockeye fishing and then we turn our attentions to fishing for Pinks in the Campbell River. June was so much fun and we managed to stuff our freezers while having a great time!

Love It!

Last Cast???

Vancouver Island - the Best Place on Earth!

Happy Fisherwoman



Gorgeous day at the river

Gerry won the derby this day

Sent this little fellow back to swim another day

Rock n Roll on the Boat

Chilly day on the water in Port Hardy

Bring on July!