The Root of It
There’s something great about preparing fish to eat that you caught yourself, right? After a salmon fishing trip to Alaska’s Kenai peninsula several years back, that’s what I did.
I marinated, basted and dry rubbed. I grilled, baked, poached and smoked. Friends and family shared the bounty but, full and happy, eventually put their hands up and said, “no mas.”
One recipe stuck though. I cut fillets into strips and marinated them in a mixture of soy sauce, honey and spices. The jerky was good but a little too salty and smoky. It evolved. We tasted, tested and tweaked. I became a beekeeper along the way and found that adding more raw, wildflower honey was a good move.
I discovered the recipe was right in the middle of an Ultimate Frisbee tournament. My teenage son shared a zip-lock of salmon jerky with a teammate looking for an energy boost mid-game. The kid loved it, called it “mind-blowing.” Hyperbole? Maybe, but it is darn good and more than one person has put out their hand for seconds.
What’s not to love? Natural, healthy, tasty and super easy clean energy. In a way, Spruce Camp Provisions was started to create healthy addictions! I hope you try our salmon jerky and love it.
We’re scheming about more Superfood Snacks recipes. At the root of it all are real food, natural ingredients. Don’t be a stranger. Tell us what you think and what products you’d like to see next.