Smoked Coho Salmon Easy and Spectacular

January 2, 2019 in Recipe, Seasonal Wild Catch

Serving Otolith’s smoked salmon as an appetizer or snack, you will relish the spectacular flavors and lavish in the time you have to spend with your friends or family.  Whether you have parties on the horizon or just want to make any night special, having made this recipes myself, I know first hand the incredible results of a little effort that will make you and the company you keep feel splendid.

Smoked Coho Salmon w/ Tapenade

Time: 15 minutes to prepare; Serves 4-5 as a snack or appetizer
Ingredients:
1/2 lb of smoked coho salmon strips – cut into 1/2 – 3/4  inch pieces
2 Tbs capers – cut in half or minced up, not pureed
4 oz of pitted kalamata olives – half or coarse chop
4 oz roasted red pepper – small diced
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
4 Tbs EVOO – extra virgin olive oil
2 baguettes – sliced thinly on an angle for easy eating pieces
2 Tbs finely chopped fresh parsley – divided

Coarse tapenade can be made up to one day in advance.  Slice bread and smoked fish no more than 5 hours before serving.  Refrigerate smoked fish before serving and keep bread and fish each wrapped air tight to preserve freshness until served.  Place sliced baguette directly onto your serving platter and cover with plastic wrap.

Mix capers, olives, lemon juice, EVOO and red pepper; cover and set aside in a small serving bowl or pretty ramekin.  Keep covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Serve smoked salmon on a small plate.  One half hour before serving, place salmon plate and tapenade bowl on opposite ends of a large platter with the sliced baguette down the center of the platter and garnish with remaining parsley sprinkled across the platter.

 

Shrimp Scampi

It is tradition to make this recipe using prawns rather than shrimp.  Here is my own recipe using what ever Otolith shellfish is on hand.

Time: 20 minutes to prepare/20 minutes to cook; Serves 5
Ingredients:

1 pounds of raw shellfish – prawns, shrimp or crab; peeled and shells set aside.  If you are using crab then steam the crab before shelling and reserve only the strained liquid and shelled meat.  Crab shells can be composted or discarded.  Raw shrimp and prawn shells make an excellent stock for this recipe otherwise the water from the boiled pasta will work too.

1-1/2  cups of shellfish stock – strained liquid of boiled shells in 1-2 pints of water cooled completely to set flavors before straining or warm pasta liquid
3 shallot – fine diced bits
5 garlic cloves – fine chopped or grated
1/4 c. of fresh lemon juice
1 cup of fresh parsley chopped
1 dried hot red chili pepper – chopped fine [optional]
1 stick of butter – unsalted
4 Tbs EVOO – divided
1 tsp capers – chopped [optional]
1 small fresh ripe tomato – diced small or 1 tsp tomato paste
1 large mushroom – sliced thin [optional]
1 c. grated Parmesan cheese for topping [optional]
1 lb of cooked hot pasta – not linguine or fettuccine

Cook 1 lb of any pasta except linguine or fettuccini according to its package and reserve 1- 1/2  cup hot pasta liquid if you elect not to make stock from your shellfish shells.  Coat hot pasta with 1/2 the EVOO to prevent clumping.

In a large deep skillet, using medium heat not high, melt the butter, add 1/2 the EVOO then saute the garlic and shallots until just soft – about 5 minutes.  Add the peeled shellfish to the hot sizzling butter, oil and garlic mixture; do not brown butter or garlic.  Let the mixture cook without too much stirring for 3 minutes.  Gently turn over the shellfish so each side is cooked without over handling them; cook an additional 3 minutes.  Then if you are using them – add the capers, tomato, or mushroom; cook for another 3 minutes.  When the prawns are fully cooked add the 1 -1/2 of hot stock to the skillet and simmer together for another 3 minutes.  Add the lemon juice and the parsley then season to taste with salt and white pepper.  Turn off the heat and add 1/2 of the hot cooked pasta to your skillet to coat with sauce and shellfish then add the remaining pasta and toss gently.  You may need to use tongs or scoop shellfish from the bottom of the pan and place back on top of the pasta before serving so everyone can see the beautiful scampi over the pasta.  If you using tongs to transfer angel hair pasta to a serving dish after it is coated in the sauce then you can pour the scampi over the pasta in your serving bowl.  Serve scampi with Parmesan cheese on the side.

Suggestion: Make what you can in advance to allow time with guests.  You can peel the shrimp or prawns and make a stock up to 7 hours ahead of time.  Keep your stock and shellfish refrigerated until you are ready to use and remember to warm up the stock before you start to cook the scampi.   You may make the pasta and prepare the chopped ingredients up to one hour ahead; these do not need to be kept cold – room temp is fine for one hour.  The final assembly will take about 20 minutes however you can prepare the scampi 1/2 hour before serving and just heat it up in about 5 minutes before adding the cooked pasta.

 

 

 

Sockeye Wild Salmon Whole Fillet 2018 Harvest

October 9, 2018 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

Whole Sockeye Fillet Average Weight 1.5-2 lbs each

For a limited time Otolith Sustainable Seafood has 2018 wild sockeye salmon whole fillets available $17/lb

These expertly packaged wild sockeye fillets serve 5-6 persons and are an ideal presentation when serving wild salmon. The exact color and luscious red-coral color of these superior fillets is not captured by Otolith’s image above.  They are beautiful and taste scrumptious!

Call 215-426-4266 or email sales@otolithonline.com for pick-up or delivery

 

US Bering Sea Red King Crab

July 30, 2018 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

2019 Harvest Red King Crab

Purchase Otolith’s freshly harvested domestic #1 Red King Crab for only $33/lb.  Otolith’s red king crab is the freshest and largest king crab available.  You will savor each succulent bite of its sweet and briny naturally ocean fresh taste.  Otolith’s king crab is always additive and preservative free and partially cooked and blast frozen at the peak of its freshness.  Each half crab blast-frozen cluster weighs approximately 2.5 lbs.

Alaskan Red King Crab is the largest and sweetest King Crab

Summer Salmon Fishing Excursions Available in 2019

July 17, 2018 in Events, Seasonal Wild Catch

Many of you have inquired about going fish with us! We have decided to create an opportunity for up to two guests per week to join us as a crewmember on board our 65 ft fishing vessel for the 2019 summer salmon season!

Book My Salmon Fishing Excursion NOW!

Each All-Inclusive Salmon Fishing Excursion includes:

1 Non-resident 7 day commercial fishing license

1 full day onboard vessel safety training

6 Nights/5 Days meals, snacks and accomodations [1 bunk per person] on board the schooner fishing vessel Sunset

Individual hands-on instruction for setting, hauling and cleaning troll harvest wild salmon

Fish as much or as little as you’d like – we will do the rest

Departure from Sitka, Alaska and returning after 4 [24 hour] days at sea

2 nights stay onboard in Sitka including the Friday night arrival date and the Wednesday night before departure date

Crewmember survival suits for safety drills and at sea emergency use are provided

Accidental injury and liability insurance up to $20,000 for each crewmember provided

Optional Gear Insurance available for any lost at sea gear provided at crewmember’s expense.

Custom blast-frozen sushi-grade salmon home pack up to 20 lbs included based on week’s harvest onboard during excursion.  Shipping costs and additional arrangements required and not included with Salmon Fishing Excursion Package .  Custom salmon pack may not be available in time to carry-on as checked baggage.  Individual salmon pack arrangements will vary based on the travel itinerary of each client.

Allergies and dietary restrictions are accommodated provided they have been disclosed at least 1 month in advance of the Salmon Fishing Excursion.

 

Cooking and Handling Spot Prawns, $25/lb

November 28, 2017 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Spot prawns are naturally reddish because of their diet naturally rich in the same carotinoids that give salmon its reddish color.  Otolith’s spot prawns are natural and pure; they have no additives or preservatives except a splash of sea salt water just before freezing that forms a protective barrier against freezer burn. Once your prawns are thawed the brine or sea salt water will run off and not affect the taste or texture of the prawns safe in their shells.

Prawns may be cooked peeled or unpeeled.  Cooking methods include grilling, broiling, baking, searing, sauteing and steaming. If you choose to peel off the shells before cooking, Otolith’s recommends that you use the flavorful shells to create a small batch of stock/broth for use in soup, rice, pasta or sautes.  Raw prawns may be hard to peel at first due to their freshness.  Once thawed, keep refrigerated for three days then they will be easier to peel raw.  Cooked prawns are not difficult to peel.  Otolith’s prawns and shrimp do not require deveining.

Prawn Shell Stock Directions:  Using a small 4 cup saucepan, heat shells and 4 cups of water to a boil. Add additional flavors if desired.  Boil for 8 minutes like pasta or until any additional ingredients are tender.  Cover and remove from heat until thoroughly cooled.  Strain cooled broth and freeze or use within one week if stored under refrigeration 40 degrees F or below. Please remember to label and date all stock to assure proper handling and identification later.

Shelling Prawns:  Peel off the largest plates and and legs first.  Continue removing shells and legs moving toward the tail. Stop peeling when you reach the tail. Grasp and pinch the tail firmly with one hand and with your other hand pull the prawn meat free from the tail to keep all of the tail meat intact. Roe may be cooked and eaten.

Have Fun!

Raw Spot Prawns

Grilled Spot Prawns

Sized and Sorted Spot Prawns

Community Supported Seafood OPEN Programs

August 28, 2017 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Every summer, Alaskan fisheries for sockeye, coho, and king salmon are open for harvest.  Otolith sources in season and distributes superior seafood.  

 

 

 

 

 

Through Community Supported Seafood [CSS] individuals can enjoy pre-sale prices for 10 lbs or more plus FREE delivery.  

To purchase your 10 or 15 lb share of wild salmon for the CSS 2019 Summer harvest email css@otolithonline.com or visit www.communitysupportedseafood.com.

Otolith proudly distributes for Community Supported Seafood because we value wild low impact fisheries and their harvesters!

Clockwise from Left: Coho Salmon Portions, King Salmon Portions and Sockeye Salmon

Ikura Caviar Anyone? $16 per 4oz. jar

January 8, 2016 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch, Slideshow

Otolith’s superior Ikura caviar expertly brined in southeast Alaska is available for a limited time.  FREE Home Delivery is available for all orders over $150 in Philadelphia.   Order Now! 

Halibut, Rockfish and Sablefish

June 15, 2015 in Seasonal Wild Catch

CSS 2015 Programs close for Enrollment on November 21, 2015

Contact Otolith to place an order today for your superior halibut, sablefish and rockfish fillets.

Or spend less and get more with Community Supported Seafood.  CSS 2015 Fall harvests deliver in December and provide discounted access to responsible harvest wild seafood every season via wwwcommunitysupportedseafood.com .   Otolith’s connects your power with our knowledge and uses our combined interest to generously support the harvesters who work on our behalf.

It feels wonderful to eat superior wild seafood and enjoy the convenience of having it available in your freezer ready to be cooked at your convenience.  The taste is better than fresh.  Its First Fresh Cut™ and sushi grade.  The powerful omega-3’s naturally present in all of Otolith’s wild seafood will improve the health of your body on a cellular level.  You may experience increased quality of life associated with being satisfied, receiving the nutrients your body craves, and having friends who want to have dinner at your house.

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True North Pacific Rockfish, $16/lb

July 11, 2014 in Recipe, Seasonal Wild Catch

With more flavor than halibut, this firm textured flakey white fish adds a fresh seafood taste to any saute, soup, or fried fish sandwich.  Rockfish is available through Otolith at various stores and farm markets for $15/lb.

Wild Alaskan Seafood, Caught by Wild Alaskans; Cooked by You!

Serving Suggestions:

  • Thai Curry Rockfish with Jasmine Rice – Ingredients:1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste,   1 cup water,
    2 1/2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk, 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, 2 pounds of rockfish, 1 1/2 cups purchased broccoli slaw, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice or medium-grain rice (2/3 cup raw), 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla; optional), and 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
    Using a deep hot skillet, sear portioned rockfish in butter, seasame seed oil, or coconut oil,  until golden on both sides then remove the rockfish from the skillet and set it aside.  Place curry paste in he large skillet. Whisk in 1/2 cup coconut milk. Bring to boil; boil 1 minute. Stir in remaining 2 cups coconut milk and 1 cup water. Add broccoli slaw, rockfish, and tomato. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until rockfish is cooked, about 3 minutes. Add basil, lime juice, and fish sauce, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.Press hot rice into four 2/3-cup custard cups, dividing equally. Invert cups to unmold rice into 4 bowls. Spoon stew around rice and serve.

Celebrate Spring with Wild Coho Salmon, $16.10/lb

April 17, 2014 in Seasonal Wild Catch

There is no better time to enjoy the healthful fat soluble vitamins in wild Coho salmon.  As many of us begin to appreciate the warmer weather and increased sunlight, we often think about activities and look forward to getting outdoors and into action.  Your body will need vitamins to keep up with the changes in your seasonal lifestyle.  Wild Coho salmon has many of the vitamins your body will need.  You can replenish body now by eating more wild Coho salmon.  Additionally, owing in part to their more rapid maturity rate, wild Coho are more abundant than sockeye and king salmon, therefore Coho are regularly affordable and available months after the harvest and throughout spring.   

 Otolith maintains the fabulous quality and fresh taste of all our wild Coho available in stores and by way of Otolith’s home delivery service.  Happy Spring!

Vitamins

Unit

100 grams

3 ounces

5.5 ounces/155g

Thiamin

mg

0.115

0.098

0.178

Niacin

mg

7.779

6.612

12.057

Folate, DFE

µg

9

8

14

Vitamin A, RAE

µg

32

27

50

Thiamin

mg

0.115

0.098

0.178

Niacin

mg

7.779

6.612

12.057

Folate, DFE

µg

9

8

14

Vitamin A, RAE

µg

32

27

50

Thiamin

mg

0.115

0.098

0.178

 Cider Brined Coho with Dijon Sauce Recipe curteosy of http://www.recipe.com/cider-brined-coho-salmon-with-dijon-cream/

Vitamin Composition of Wild Coho Provided by USDA at http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/4545?fg=Finfish+and+Shellfish+Products&man=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=25&offset=75&sort=&qlookup=