Salmon Recipe: Pecan Butter Crusted Salmon

“Salmon. Salmon, salmon, salmon, salmon. I eat so much salmon at these weddings, twice a year I get this urge to swim upstream.” ~David Nicholls Two years ago, my sister and brother-in-law relocated their family to Olympia, Washington.  There were several reasons for the move, but I am pretty sure a main motivator for my […]

Manila Clam Pasta on the Grill!

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” ~ Christopher Reeve One thing learning how to hunt and fish has given me is a real sense of pride in providing for myself. I know I still buy a large majority of my groceries from the super […]

Kumamoto Oyster Shots!

“The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.” ~ David Hume I just finished what is quickly becoming a yearly trip to Washington state. Last year, I visited the San Juan Islands and fished Haro Straight, located along the western border of San Juan Island. This […]

Foil Wrapped Trout Packs!

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child I am a planner. I like to know what lies ahead and how I am going to get there. I employ this attitude in almost everything I do in life. Stepping outside the plan […]

Smoked Salmon Dip: Perfect for Any Occasion!

“My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.” ~ Laura Schlessinger I am guilty, just as everyone else, of forgetting the simple things in life. We all get so wrapped up in work, and kids, and chores, and well, just life. Things get crazy, and we […]

Fish Cakes from Striped Bass!!!

“I only make movies to finance my fishing.” ~ Lee Marvin Growing up, fish was never my favorite food. I think it was because most of my experience with fish revolved around either the fish stick or frozen cod. Sometimes after a summer camping trip with my parents, my mom would bake the trout we […]

Grilled Orange and Herb Trout!

“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.” ~ Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Trout has never been my favorite food. Growing up, when people said something was “fishy” and they didn’t like it, my mind immediately would picture trout. I have tried trout in restaurants a few times, and […]