Johnathan Hillstrand, Matt Bradley & Nick Mcglashan Deadliest Catch Crew love Smoked Salmon Chowder!

What a great surprise!  Cast members from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch ordered up some of our Smoked Salmon Chowder for lunch!  They loved it!  They even came over and took a picture in front of our booth today at the 2013 Commercial Fishermen’s Festival!

Nick Mcglashan, Matt Bradley & Johnathan Hillstrand from Deadliest Catch

Nick Mcglashan, Matt Bradley & Johnathan Hillstrand from Deadliest Catch

We were surprised to learn that Captain Johnathan Hillstrand of the F/V Time Bandit spends his time off the boat writing and illustrating children’s books.  Pulling from his experiences out in the Bering Sea. The book has some Deadliest Catch jokes and references, like Sig the Starfish, a reference to Captain Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern, another Deadliest Catch boat. Sig Starfish has a sister who was a star on Hollywood Boulevard who “got tired of people walking all over her, though.” The pirate captain is named Don Task, but the name on his hat says “Don’t Ask.”

The illustrations are simple and whimsical with a life lesson woven into each story.  Having children and grandchildren of our own (and being Deadliest Catch fans too), we will be ordering up Hillstrand’s books for our kids to enjoy!  You can pick up your copy too at:

Johnathan, Matt & Nick were very kind to us and we were so happy that they enjoyed their lunch so much!  If you’d like to try some of our famous Smoked Salmon Chowder, you can go to our website at and order your spice blend pack so you can make your own at home.  We offer free shipping and our spice blend pack makes over a GALLON of our chowder!



About smokedsalmonchowderdotcom

We started making Smoked Salmon Chowder at local farmers markets and festivals around Oregon and Washington. Now, we are launching so we can sell our spice packs online!
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