As the tide slowly rolled into Yaquina Bay I looked down at my bucket in contempt. This was not the plan. This was not the plan at all. The three of us, my long time co-conspirator Ryan and my middle son Cameron, had been digging for the better part of an hour and had about … Continue reading Basque Clam and Trout Risotto
I knew, somewhere in my mind, that I really should not be fishing right now. The wind was blowing the snow into drifts, then the drifts were being covered with sand and then snow, sand, snow. Creating this mesmerizing layer cake pattern as I punched holes into the drifts with my hip-wader boots. The slowly receding tide … Continue reading How Not to Catch Surf Perch
Tuna (or Seabass) with “Creamed” Corn and Tarragon The ocean, and the things that come from it, are typically flown to me. I have cooked all sorts of fish from all over the world. But to be able to harvest, cook and eat my own seafood (in the same day!) is an unfortunately new feeling. I … Continue reading Grilled Rock Fish with Crab and Corn Sauce
Just because I’m from the Northwest catfish does not mean that I can’t make a good old fashioned Po-Boy out of them. Well, actually “old fashioned” might be the wrong choice of words. I am going to make a Northwest Style Po-Boy – rustic bread, farmstead pickles, Asian spicy cabbage slaw with blue berry vinegar. Some … Continue reading Catfish Po’ Boy
Fried Crappie with Orange Pineapple Salsa I have been a pan fish freak of late. Not sure why, but I know that I am enjoying myself. I have a new recipe for the site and hope everyone enjoys. I know that I enjoyed making it! Keep the food real folks!Let’s face it; the yield on … Continue reading Crappie! Love this Fish, Love it!