Apr 172011

One of our very first Airstream trips was to the town of Tofino which is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

All we wanted to do was hang out by the water, fish and have a great time and luckily that is exactly how things progressed.

Hubby and B went fishing with Captain Lance of Lance’s Sport Fishing Adventure and brought back a feast of seafood that I then prepared for Lance and his family / friends.  It was SUCH a success and we had a great time that evening.  Just have a look:


Here is our night progressed.  Lance brought his big crab steamer that we placed over the campfire and we steamed the crabs in fresh sea water.  They were a huge hit.  I spread out some newspapers, melted some butter and along with all of the other appetizers I made, we all went for it.

Tofino RV Beach Camping

But let me take you back to my original post about this trip and how it all began:  

Our captain was Captain Lance from Lance’s Sportfishing Adventures and is an independently owned and operated fishing charter company, based in the world famous Clayoquot Sound. Thousands of migrating salmon and halibut swim through Clayoquot Sound and the waters around Tofino every year.

That was excellent news for B as that day he caught a 15 pound King Salmon and kept reminding me that he also caught 10 big “Dungeonous” crabs.  Of course I was excited to cook up all this beautiful seafood!

That night, I made a delicious Panko Crusted Salmon dinner for Lance and his friends/family complete with a lemon dill hollondaise sauce. In addition, I also prepared:

  • Smoked Salmon Spread
  • Garlic Grilled BC Spot Prawns
  • Freshly Steamed Dungeonous Crab with Garlic Butter
  • Seared Ahi Tuna Tartare
  • . . . and for desert:  Crepes filled with Nutella and topped with Berries

Not to toot my own horn, but everything turned out delicious.  I swear my Airstream is my lucky charm.  Unfortunately hubby had the camera on the fishing trip so I wasn’t able to take pictures (I stayed behind while preparing the feast for that evening).  I did, however, make a delicious One Pot Poached Mustard Dill Salmon with Leeks and Potatoes the next night for dinner. It turned out to be such a simple and delicious recipe!  I adore one pot meals that turn out as good as this one did.