Cape Cleare Salmon

July 8, 2020

New to the One Straw Ranch farm store! We are beyond excited to announce that we now carry delicious wild Alaskan Coho salmon fillets from Cape Cleare Fishery of Port Townsend. Hook and line caught, one fish at a time, in the icy waters of Alaska and then flash frozen at sea for maximum freshness, this may be the best fish you ever eat! 

It's safe to say that Cape Cleare Fishery is an icon of Port Townsend. You may have see their bicycle powered fish trailer pedaling local deliveries or at the PT farmers market. Perhaps you've been lucky enough to eat their salmon deliciously prepared by the Salmon Wagon at a local summer event. Or maybe you scan local restaurant menus hoping to see Cape Cleare entrees available. Regardless of how you know them, or if this is your first introduction, we are certain that with each bite you can taste the care that went into harvesting and caring for these fish.

And while there is much to be said for cooking a whole fish, the skin-on fillet makes it supremely easy to cook up a quick, elegant meal. Just a few minutes on the grill, under the broiler, or in the pan, and you have a white tablecloth meal ready and waiting. You can season this tasty Coho to your heart's content, but usually we don't even add salt. It really is that flavorful!

But don't take my word for it. Here's a common conversation had while standing at the freezer and staring, mind you, at a rather large selection of really delicious beef, pork, and lamb.

Farmer Mama to Farmhand Eli: "Hey Buddy, what do you want for dinner?"

Farmhand Eli to Farmer Mama: "Salmon".

Farmer Mama: (to herself) "Hahaha. Seriously?!" (out loud) "OK! Mama loves it, too. We'll get daddy to grill it."

That's a testimonial that can't be beat! Click here to read more about Cape Cleare's beliefs, sustainable fishing practices, and pedal-powered delivery system (as well as see some beautiful art), then head over to the farm store and order up some superb salmon for dinner.

Charlotte Frederickson

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