Fishing in Alaska on the Kenai River is one of your best bets to guarantee a big catch, thanks to the abundance of fish and our world-class guides here at Jimmie Jack Fishing. With a big catch comes lots of fillets that fill your freezer. After all, what would a great charter be without many meals to follow? But once you get home, it’s easy to feel unsure of what to do with your haul, especially if you’re not experienced with cooking fish. Different species require different preparations, so let our team here at Jimmie Jack’s help you out by sharing a few halibut and sockeye salmon recipes to make your time in the kitchen at home a breeze.
Alaskan Halibut Recipes
Alaskan halibut is a type of fish that is relatively common to cook and bake with. Since thick halibut fillets are not typically as flavorful as other fish, use stronger sauces and spices when preparing dishes. One thing to keep in mind when looking for Alaskan halibut recipes is that some of them call for halibut steaks over fillets. To ensure you’re cooking your catch from Jimmie Jack’s properly it’s important that you remember to choose the fillet recipe.
Coho and Sockeye Salmon Recipes
Several kinds of salmon make their home in Alaskan waters. Here on the Kenai River, just two types that we fish at Jimmie Jack’s are coho and sockeye salmon, in addition to king and silver salmon. When it comes to cooking seafood, salmon is likely one of the first kinds that you tried to make, although there are several things to consider—even if you’re an experienced cook. One: coho salmon have a slightly more gamey flavor than sockeye salmon. And two: wild-caught salmon are not as fatty as farmed salmon that you’ll purchase at a supermarket, so you need to be especially careful not to overcook it. Salmon is one of the most versatile and well-known fish, so there are thousands of coho salmon recipes as well as sockeye salmon recipes to try.
The Salmon Fishing Lodges in Alaska
Our team at Jimmie Jack’s Fishing is here to help you in any way possible. That means you can ask the chef de cuisine for a few sockeye salmon recipes or tips to bring home, if you thought the culinary experience at Jimmie Jack’s was a delicious one. After a day’s worth of fishing, our team will even help you ship your catch home properly by cleaning the fish, trimming and filleting them, vacuum-sealing them, and flash freezing them before packing them in custom insulated fish boxes that you can carry as luggage or get shipped through FedEx. If you’re curious about fishing charters and accommodations at Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodge, also one of the best halibut fishing lodges in Alaska, give us a call at 1-866-553-4744 or visit our website.