salmon jumping waterfall27Jul, 22

See Salmon Run

With some of the best salmon fishing on the entire planet, Alaska is the place to be this summer. But with several different species of salmon arriving at various times during the season, it can be challenging to plan your outing. The latest Custom Seafoods blog post will help clarify the issue for you, as we discuss the various salmon species and when their peak season is here on the Kenai Peninsula. King Salmon Peak season June – July Some of the earliest salmon to arrive are the Kings. King salmon are also the largest of the Pacific salmon species. Characteristics of the King salmon are …

June 28, 2022Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp in Foil

Grilled Shrimp in Foil This super-simple recipe for preparing shrimp on the grill couldn't be easier. A quick marinade then a quick grill produces a dish that's full of flavor! Large Piece Aluminum Foil 8 tbsp olive oil 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cloves minced garlic salt and pepper (to taste) 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1 lb uncooked Argentine Red Shrimp (peeled and deveined) 1 lemon (juiced) 1/2 lemon (sliced into wedges) Combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir. Add shrimp and mix until well coated. Set aside to marinade for 10 minutes. Prehe …

June 15, 2022Halibut

Sizing Up Your Halibut

How many times have you heard someone braggingly say, “That fish I caught weighed ___ pounds”? Chances are, if you have been out on the lakes, rivers or saltwater of Alaska or just sitting around the campfire after a long day on the water, you have probably heard that statement made a lot! In true fisherman fashion, the size of that fish typically grows a little each time the story is told. The crew at Custom Seafoods loves to hear your fish stories and we also enjoy telling a few of our own. However, when it comes to processing your fish and ensuring the accuracy and quality of the product we …

May 18, 2022Crab

Sizing Up Your King Crab Legs

When customers are shopping for King Crab Legs and see sizes listed like 4/7, 6/9, 9/12 and others, they often wonder what those numbers represent. In addition to those numbers, consumers will hear terms like Jumbo, Colossal, Super Colossal and others used to describe the different sizes of King Crab, which often only adds to their confusion. As a result, one of the most commonly asked questions we receive at Custom Seafoods regarding our King Crab is, “What do all the different numbers and terms mean”? The most important thing to remember is that King Crab sizes are NOT based on one-pound mea …

10May, 22

Citrusy Ale Alaska Spot Prawns

Citrusy Ale Alaska Spot Prawns Alaska spot prawns get a boost from this earthy and acidic marinade. 2 lbs large Alaska Spot Prawns 1/2 cup IPA beer 2 tbsp whole-grain mustard 1/4 cup minced garlic 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp minced grapefruit zest 1/2 tsp red chili flakes kosher salt cracked black pepper 1-inch chive pieces For the Citrus Relish 1 large ruby red grapefuit 1 navel orange 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp finely minced shallot 2 tbsp thinly sliced chives 1/4 tsp kosher salt Marinate prawns Peel the shrimp leaving the tail on. In a bowl whisk togethe …