2022 Limited Release: Gooseneck Barnacles
What happens when a craft canner, a sea forager, and a storyteller all fall in love with the same curious Alaskan sea creature, the Gooseneck Barnacle? You get a collective idea that other people might love it, too. In the summer of ‘22, the Alaska Gooseneck Barnacle made it into the first Alaska tins. If you love a good tinned origin story, then this one's for you.
The Perfect Bite: Cracking the Code (and the Can) to Bring you Better Bites
We’re on a mission here at Wildfish Cannery to help you create the perfect bite. And not just make it, but truly understand what goes into composing that perfect morsel. Of course, this is a Sisyphean task, but we feel we’ve got a pretty solid hold on the secret (hint: it’s not what you think). So while these lessons are crucial to everything you eat, we’ll be discussing these topics in relation to how you use our cans to compose a charcuterie spread or a dish.
New England Meets Alaska Smoked Chowder
This New England chowder with our smoked geoduck will fast become a favorite in your recipe rotation. Geoduck chowder isn’t unheard of in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, but it’s definitely a rarity. Thanks to local clam diver Curtis Brown and the smokehouse team here at Wildfish (the only producer of smoked geoduck in the world!) you no longer have to settle for basic New England chowder at home. The crisp, clean woodsmoke of the geoduck and can broth will transport you to a misty, Northwestern mental safespace.
The Story Behind Nature's Most Curious Clam
Love our Smoked Geoduck? When you're finished reading through our latest blog post here, you might find yourself eager to hear the story behind all of the fish you eat. And to that we would say, "it's possible!" With so many options to buy direct from your local fisherman, we invite you to learn.
But meanwhile, enjoy this journey—from catch to can!
Fisherman's Stew (Smoked Cioppino)
This recipe for Fisherman's Stew will net many smiles. Fisherman's Stew (also called cioppino) is a rustic seafood stew with origins in the Liguria region of Italy, and variations of cioppino are sometimes called brodetto or brudet in historically Italian regions of coastal Croatia. It is a traditional fisherman’s stew made from the catch of the day, generally with smaller species of net fish that don’t command as much money at market. Through the magic of canning, it does not rely on having an Italian fisherman in the family. It’s best to prepare this easy, lusty fish stew in a large, wide saucepan.
Linguine with Smoked Geoduck and Fennel
We knew we wanted to balance the crisp, alder smoke flavor of our smoked geoduck with mildly sweet aromatics in this recipe. One thing led to another, and suddenly we were inspired by the classic Sicilian pasta with fresh sardines and fennel. This linguine dish has a nice perfume from not only the fennel, but also raisins, pine nuts and white wine. Truth be told, it almost has a candy-like quality, and would sit nicely in a multi-course meal including more savory and acidic dishes.
Linguine and Smoked Geoduck
We don't blame anyone for not knowing what to do with a live geoduck. Its randy appearance can have quite a befuddling effect on the unprepared. One look at this giant clam with a suggestive siphon and a heart of gold can send even the most experienced cooks into paroxysms of oh-lord-what-do-I-do-now. We understand. That’s why we’ve taken the shock and awe out of preparing Nature’s dirty joke. Wildfish Smoked Geoduck pops out of the can in bite-sized pieces the whole family can enjoy without embarrassment, and it makes an excellent linguine in white wine and butter. Give it a try.
Craft Cocktail Culture Meets Southeast Alaska and Gives Birth to the Geoduck Bloody Caesar
It only makes sense that the biggest clam on the planet is found in the waters of Southeast Alaska — and it makes even better sense that big clams make cocktails with big taste.
Geoducks & Other (Delicious) Alaskan Curiosities
Get your giggles out now, because the people in this story are pretty serious about geoducks. This peculiar mollusk, whose undulating breast meat and brontosaurus neck are too enormous for its shell to contain, has an appearance that could make even Stormy Daniels blush.
Geoducks aren't exactly the most familiar of sea creatures, so we get a lot of questions. After, "What the heck is it?" (It's a giant, funny looking clam) The most common is, "Ok...so what do I do with it?"