Back in August when we went dip netting with our friends we brought back some pinks that we wanted to can. Life got super-busy though and they ended up in the freezer to wait for us to have a bit more time. We found that time on Monday night! It was the first time either of us had canned salmon. We followed these directions from the extension office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). We learned two big lessons. 1) canning fish takes FOREVER and 2) the finished product is yummy, but is not very pretty to look at! All of our jars sealed...I love that sound as the lids pop down.
It feels good to do some canning! I looked something up in the canning section of my trusty Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook the other day and found the sticky notes I had there where I recorded how many jars of beans, peaches, and pears I had done in years past. A fun look back!