Albacore Tuna - Our Albacore Tuna are caught by fisherman that insure their fish is of the highest quality. The fish are landed carefully to minimize bruising and bled out to enhance the mild flavor and preserve the natural white color of the flesh. The tuna is put into the boat's hold and frozen solid within three hours from the time they are caught. The Albacore Tuna is delivered to our cannery and processed in a unique way that is unlike the way it's done in high production canneries. The large canneries precook their tuna to speed up the processing and have to add oil, broth or water to regain the moisture in their fish. They usually use fish that were frozen with a salt brine and not bled. This makes for a fish that is higher in sodium and stronger in taste. We cut our tuna by hand from uncooked fresh fish and it is then packed by hand with no additives, except sea salt when requested. It is then cooked in its own natural juices that are low in calories, fat and sodium. This process also makes our tuna high in protein, B vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Smoked Albacore Tuna - We process our Smoked Albacore Tuna the same way as the fresh fish, except we put it into our Alder Wood smokehouse for a short time before it is put into the cans. We also add a touch of soybean oil to replace some of the moisture lost while the tuna is being smoked.
Fresh Chinook Salmon - Our troll caught Chinook (King) Salmon are delivered into our cannery fresh daily during the summer months. They are hand filleted to remove the skin and bones, then packed and cooked in cans the same way as the albacore tuna. The meat and juices from this salmon are very rich in the Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamins making it a delicious and healthy treat.
Smoked Chinook Salmon - When selecting salmon for smoking, we choose only troll caught Chinook (King) Salmon because of its excellent quality. We process the salmon by hand, just like the fresh fish, except we give these fish a light smoke from our native Alder Wood. The salmon is then canned, capturing the natural juices of the fish itself. This is the same process used on all of our other smoked and canned fish.
Dungeness Crab and Oregon Shrimp - Our Dungeness Crabs are delivered live to us from our local fisherman. Within a very short period of time they are cooked, picked from the shell and canned. We add a light brine of citric acid to preserve the natural color and flavor of the meat. Our Shrimp is canned with the same process as our crab. There are others who can shrimp meat but few who use the high quality Oregon Shrimp meat we do.
Oysters - We raise our Oysters on our farm from the larvae stage to mature oysters. Our oysters are grown on our own beds in the clear clean waters of Coos Bay, Oregon. They are harvested and brought into out plant daily for processing. We sell them at our market live in the shell, shucked, smoked and also canned. Our oysters may be shipped fresh via UPS overnight or second day air, as can any of our fine seafood products.