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.
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.
If you’re bored with bottled caesar dressing that’s barely a step above mayonnaise, try out our Smoked Herring Caesar Salad recipe! This dressing is absolutely loaded with umami, acidity, richness, and salt, thanks to our Smoked Herring, lemon juice, raw egg yolk, and parmesan cheese.
Curious about our Smoked Herring? Read the back story here.
If you don’t completely understand Cajun-Creole dirty rice after reading this, that’s okay. The recipe in Part II will still work for you.
Dirty rice recipes are as numerous as the cooks who prepare them. We say that about a lot of classic dishes, and it’s true. Ingredients and methods are always up to the cook to adapt as needed or desired. Cook wildly and passionately! Make substitutions, and create new worlds of flavor! Go ahead and do it!
As you’ve probably guessed, we loved charcuterie boards before they were cool. We've been onboard the board train since they were called ‘ploughman's lunch’. But, even when there’s no board involved, nibbling as a prolonged meal is a very Alaskan way to eat. Because charcuterie boards have again opened the world’s eyes to the art of nibbling, we feel like we have to get our $0.02 in on the subject. We want in on this board game.