Well seafood lovers! The holidays are almost upon us. We put out a challenge for you to try making one of these two salmon lox recipes to impress your family and friends! I am a fan of the Julia Child's recipe... #cognac!!! I love the vibrant blends of flavour and colour that Jamie Oliver includes so that is next to try this season! At the end of the day love and great food go together! Don't forget to share your adventures in seafood with how you have prepared our product for a chance to earn a discount on your next purchase with us!
Jamie Oliver - Easy Salmon Gravlax Recipe
We are always surprised by the level of creativity and exploration when it comes to our customers cooking seafood. From creating a sockeye salmon cream cheese pizza using our canned product, to a cured, pickled tuna recipe from South Africa; Our customers dazzle us every week with their unique creations.
Need some Inspiration on what to cook for dinner? We absolutely love hearing from our community and so have decided to share recipes on a regular basis here from actual customers who love to cook and inspire. Our goal is to update our blog monthly with new and exciting ideas to help others when trying to think of what to cook for dinner.
If you have a recipe or a photo of a delicious meal you have created, that you would like us to feature on our blog, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we have two special recipes to share:
Moroccan Inspired Petrale Sole by Johanna Thorn from I Live Vibrantly
Sablefish Mushroom Miso Soup by Denver from Koji Fine Foods
It's an exciting new year for us here at Wild West Coast Seafoods, with many changes on the way, we begin today with our New Online Store! We are very excited to finally offer a more direct way to order and purchase quality Wild BC caught seafood. We talked about creating a store for years but finally our dream is a reality. With this new addition, customers will be able to order products directly on our Square store, pay at the time of ordering, then we will work with you to arrange a pick-up date at one of our two Winter Farmers Market Locations. Coquitlam Farmers Market, currently at the recreational complex in Port Moody every Sunday from 10am t0 2pm, and the Royal City Farmers Market, on Belmont St. New Westminster the 1st and 3rd Saturdays (of each month) from 11am to 3pm.
We will also be offering a Tuesday Delivery Service for orders of $100 or more. This will allow us to target certain areas specifically each week. You can select delivery option on check-out, please make sure to set a date and time you would like to receive your order. For deliveries, we require someone to be available to receive the order as we cannot leave product at your front door. We will work with you to arrange a time that makes sense.
Click the banner above for our Online Store, where you can browse from a wide variety of Wild BC Seafoods. From Sockeye Salmon fillets, Wild BC Halibut to frozen tub of beautiful spot prawns, there is something for every fish lover!
Don't Forget to check out our New Recipe page! For a wide collection of delicious recipes sourced from all over the net for your convenience. Browse by product to find a variety of recipes catering to all sorts of taste-buds and cooking skill. Whether you are searching for a fun chance to dazzle friends or spice up your weekly cooking, there is something for everyone!
We Thank You for your continued support through the years and we look forward to bringing you even more choices of Wild BC fish for you and your family to enjoy! Happy 2017!
To all our customers, new and returning, we wanted to take a moment to let you know about some exciting new changes to our website.
This year Wild West Coast Seafoods, will be offering the opportunity to purchase seafood from our NEW online store which will provide a chance to pre-order and purchase product ahead of our markets. We will have an option to either arrange delivery every Tuesday or pick up at our one of our four Farmers Market locations each weekend.
Our Market Locations are:-
and new to 2016,
For specific dates and location maps, please check out our Farmers Market Page on our website.
By ordering and purchasing online, you will have the peace of mind knowing you have secured your items as product availability can change from market to market. As well as knowing we have taken the time and care in hand picking the best quality pieces just for you!
Exciting changes to come... We look forward to the upcoming summer market season and offering our customers a NEW way to buy seafood from WWCS.
The Gorman Family,
For far too long, polarization has described the relationship between environmentalists and fishermen. When you see a story on the news, read an article in the paper, ask yourself if the story reflects what is happening in BC. Luckily for us, collaboration describes the relationship between reps from the Canadian Groundfish Research and Conservation Society , The Living Oceans Society and The David Suzuki Foundation. Since March 28, 2012, "the two groups have developed innovative measures to conserve corals, sponges and deep sea habitats." Bruce Turris of the CGRCS states; "It is important to address these habitat conservation issues because we recognize that our industry's future is reliant on a healthy ecosystem". For more information please check out the full media release:
My commitment to articles and information is to provide a balanced and informed perspective on issues. Life is not always black and white and at times requires us to do some more challenging thinking in how we live in the world. And yes, at other times life requires us to stomp and yell because we are all citizens of this earth. As in relationships, the greater the disconnect from what is around us, the greater the conflict/problems. Man cannot act apart from nature's systems without facing consequences.
How many times have you been told or thought you must reduce your tuna intake because of mercury levels? I admit that when I see a news story or a dietician being interviewed on tv making this claim I cringe. Mostly because for at least 4 years now, the BC government has put out a Healthlink Webpage listing wild bc caught/processed albacore tuna as having no limits to portions all demographics of society can eat freely...including pregnant/nursing mothers!!
Were you aware that all seafood destined for bc/canadian consumption has mandatory testing systems in place? It is because of this testing that the BC government was able to look at long term studies of such testing to feel confident enough to make this information public. So why isn't this a brag-worthy news story about locally caught and bc processed albacore tuna? Local Tuna Fisherman Bruce Devereux of Estevan Tuna provides us with his high quality hook and line caught tuna which is also in bpa free cans processed by St Jean's Cannery in Nanaimo, BC.
Without a doubt the single biggest issue to date with local BC seafood is the concern from the nuclear reactor incident in Fukushima Japan. Here is an article from the David Suzuki website which certainly helps me sift through the hype and non scientific information which can be found in abundance on the internet. Credible sources are important. Please read this article which I have also linked on our facebook page. It confirms that westcoast seafood is safe to eat, but consumers as always must be vigilant and informed. I know this article made me breathe easier.
The struggle in understanding the farmed salmon vs wild salmon debate can be completely aggravating, and confusing. Again, credible sources are important. What is also important are regulations which govern international billion dollar companies seeking to put their salmon farms all along the coast of BC. I read an article recently on the CommonSenseCanadian about how the fish farm companies get up to $30/fish for entire culls of fish needing to be destroyed because of disease ruining the harvest. The CFIA sends a cheque because many fish farm companies "have difficulty getting insurance because they lose so many 'crops' to-wait for it disease"
If you want clear cut information with credible sources about fish farm industry, check out the website Farmed and Dangerous organized for the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR). The Living Oceans Society, The David Suzuki Foundation, The Georgia Strait Alliance and the T.Buck Suzuki Foundation are all part of this coallition.
There is always some players in any industry who take responsibility towards improving the industry they are a part of. A variety of companies have moved or developed their fish farming programs into on land tanks. The Broughton Archipelago Monitoring Program (BAMP) involves 3 major fish farming companies, CAAR and researchers working collaboratively to study history of area in regards to sea lice factors/transmission to wild stocks.
Another positive I have seen is the difference between farmed shellfish standards/practices from those of the fish farm industry. For a great example, check out the website for Sawmill Bay Shellfish Co. which does visit the Vancouver Farmers Market at times.
Consumer friendly,common sensisicle information related to the BC fishing industry. Ron Gorman Jr. "goes fishing" for helpful info about fish farms, environmental issues, seafood prep & many interesting subjects surrounding all things "fishy!"