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Wild Alaskan Seafood Review


With all of the news regarding false labeling of seafood plus unsanitary growing and harvesting practices, I thought I should shine a spotlight on a wonderful company that I discovered selling wild caught, sustainably harvested Alaskan seafood. 


Wild Alaskan is an online Fishmonger. They work with several sustainable seafood purveyors and ship the best of what Alaskan waters have to offer directly to your front door every month.

Look at Wild Alaska Company like a direct line to a commercial fisherman. If you’re interested in eating the best quality fish but haven’t been able to find it at your grocery store, Wild Alaska can provide it for you.

Wild Alaskan is a monthly subscription service. You choose between what type of fish you would like, the number of portions that are delivered and finally the frequency that you want the boxes delivered (either every month or every other month) and then choose any add-ons if you’d like.

Currently, the package options are:

  • Wild Salmon
  • Wild White Fish
  • Wild Combo

Plus, there are Premium add-ons available.

In the first three options, you can choose they type of fish but not the exact varieties. The Wild Salmon box comes with a mix of Sockeye and Coho salmon, while the Wild White Fish box has a mix of white fish, such as Halibut, Cod or Pollock. And lastly the Combo box is a mix of the salmon and whitefish offerings.

Each package comes in two different sizes. You can select either the 12ct or 24ct pack size. Each piece is 6-8oz and individually packed.



Wild Alaskan currently offers several varieties of seafood that have all been sourced from some of Alaska’s highest quality catch. The companies operations are rooted in trust and sustainability. 3 core tenants of this belief are;

No Mislabeling. All of the products you receive are accurately labeled to avoid any confusion.

No Fish Fraud. No substitutes will ever be passed off as the Real McCoy. Your wild caught Pacific Cod is exactly that.

Guaranteed Wild Caught and Sustainable. All of the fish that is harvested and delivered to your door is harvest from the north Pacific using sustainable practices from carefully managed stocks.


The 12 ct box which includes; 12 of the 6-8oz portions of seafood costs $131.88 delivered, or $10.99 per serving.

The 24 ct box, which includes; 24 of the 6-8oz portions costs $239.76 delivered, or $9.99 per portion.


  1. You can choose a monthly subscription, or every other month.
  2. If you’re still working through your last box, you can delay your subscription by one month.
  3. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
  4. Their customer service is helpful and happy to address any issues you may have.
  5. High-Quality, Wild-Caught Seafood Shipped Directly to Your Doorstep. Save $15 on your First Order! Coupon Code: 15OFF

5 Simple And Easy Creole Mustard Substitutes You Should Know About

Every once in awhile, I encounter an ingredient that I didn’t know about before. In a recent case, that’s Creole mustard. I may have cooked numerous recipes that made me familiar with all sorts of ingredients, but I never really heard of Creole mustard until I decided to make this New Orleans-style sauce.

Since I don’t really let my lack of knowledge interfere with my cooking, I did a little research and I found out what Creole mustard is. Unfortunately, it was an ingredient that I had no access to. But that didn’t stop me from making my New Orleans-style sauce.

I ended up doing a bunch of research and after a couple of hours, I learned about 5 different Creole mustard substitutes that I’m going to share with you below. Read on and let’s start cooking!

What Is Creole Mustard

Before we get into my short list of Creole mustard substitutes, let me first give you a brief introduction on what Creole mustard is. After all, it’s always a good thing to know what you’re about to put in your food.

Creole mustard is basically a spicy version of mustard that originated from the southern east regions of the United States. It originally came from Louisiana and it was inspired by German, African, French, and Spanish flavors.

Creole mustard has this grainy consistency that distinguishes it from other kinds of mustard. It has become so because of the excess mustard seeds that come with it. It also comes with a rather spicy taste unlike other mustard varieties.

It is an ingredient that is often used for sauces, dips, sandwiches, salad dressings, glaze, and marinades.

5 Creole Mustard Substitutes You Should Know About

If you happen to need a batch of Creole mustard, but don’t have any at your disposal, you can rest easy knowing that you can always create Creole mustard from scratch or you can easily buy an alternative from your local supermarket.

Here are 5 simple alternatives that you can use in place of Creole mustard that you can either buy or make at home.​

Simple Homemade Creole Mustard

This is probably the most basic Creole mustard recipe in this list. If you don’t have a lot of time to spare, and you prefer to work with very little ingredients, this recipe is definitely the one for you.

You can easily make a batch of homemade Creole mustard from a handful of simple ingredients. To create a homemade batch of Creole mustard, all you will need is 6 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, half a teaspoon of worcestershire sauce, and a spicy element such as hot sauce or tabasco sauce.

To make your Creole mustard, simply mix all of these ingredients together. Make sure that you have thoroughly mixed these ingredients in order to get an even flavor with every scoop.

This recipe will help you create an authentic tasting Creole mustard that you can use for sauces, dips, dressings, marinades, and more.​

Grainy Creole Mustard Recipe

If you wish to create a more authentic-feeling homemade Creole mustard that comes with the consistency of the real thing, all you will need is a cup of toasted and ground mustard seeds, a cup of dry white wine, a clove of peeled and minced garlic, a teaspoon of celery seeds, a teaspoon of allspice, half a teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves, an eighth of a teaspoon of nutmeg, two tablespoons of tarragon vinegar, and two tablespoons of malt vinegar.

To make this recipe, you will need to whisk the white wine, celery seeds, garlic, salt, allspice, nutmeg, and ground cloves together. Once thoroughly mixed, you will have to bring it to a boil and steep it by removing it from heat just when it comes to a boil and setting it aside without a cover for 2 full hours.

The next thing you need to do is pop the mustard seeds by placing them in a skillet over medium heat. Once the seeds pop, remove your skillet from the heat and cover it with a paper towel for up to 10 minutes.

After letting the mustard seeds cool, you should then proceed to grind it up until you end up with a coarse set of grinds. Once the mustard seeds are all coarsely ground, you should then add it to a bowl followed by the malt vinegar and tarragon vinegar. Start creating a paste by thoroughly mixing these three ingredients together in a large bowl, and then set it aside.

The next thing you should do is reheat your wine mixture in a saucepan over high heat at bringing it to a boil. After reheating the wine mix, strain it through a cheesecloth as you transfer it to the bowl that contains your mustard paste. Whisk all of these ingredients together until everything is completely combined.

Store this mix in a jar or two and keep it in a dry place away from heat for 3 whole weeks before using it in your recipes.​

Whole Grain Mustard

If you prefer to have a Creole mustard alternative that is extra grainy, then you should probably go with this whole grain mustard recipe instead of the other ones included in this list.

Whole grain mustard is basically a variety of mustard that comes with mustard seeds that have been ground to for a rich paste. Since this variety of mustard still comes with whole mustard seeds, it possesses a coarse texture and a very thick consistency that distinguish it from other mustard varieties.

If you ask me, this is probably the best kind of mustard to use for dressings or to pair with sandwiches and cheese plates since it is made with wine and brown or black mustard seeds instead of vinegar and yellow mustard seeds.

To make a batch of whole grain mustard, all you will need is a quarter cup of brown mustard seeds, a quarter cup of yellow mustard seeds, half a cup of dry white wine, half a cup of white wine vinegar, half a teaspoon of kosher salt, and a teaspoon of light brown sugar.

Once you have gathered all of these ingredients, simply mix them all in a bowl, cover the bowl up, and set it aside at room temperature for up to two days before use.​

Dijon Mustard

Dijon mustard is often used as the base for making homemade Creole mustard, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not as good of an alternative on its own.

Dijon mustard has this smooth consistency that makes it ideal to use as a base for several kinds of sauces and dips. Unlike other varieties of mustard, Dijon mustard packs a lot of heat and comes with a rather pungent flavor.

Dijon mustard can be used as an alternative for Creole mustard on its own because it is made with hot brown and black mustard seeds that give it a strong and sharp flavor. It’s the kind of mustard that is ideal for vinaigrettes and mayonnaise mixtures.​

Hot Mustard

Hot mustard is often associated with Chinese cuisine. It packs a really hot flavor because of its ground black and brown mustard seed content.

This kind of mustard is made with seeds that don't undergo the usual process for suppression of heat. When hot mustard is made, the mustard seeds it contains are not mixed in acid, hot water, or wine. The absence of such heat suppressors ultimately brings out the heat packed within the brown and black mustard seeds.

You can easily buy hot mustard from your local supermarket or you can make a batch yourself at home. Do take note that store-bought hot mustards usually pack in less heat than homemade ones because they are less potent.

If you wish to create a truly potent batch of hot mustard at home, all you will need is a quarter cup of dry mustard powder, a quarter cup of cold water, and an eighth of a teaspoon of salad oil.

Once you have all of these ingredients prepared, all you have to do is mix them all in a bowl, whereas you place the mustard powder in the bowl first, followed by the cold water, and then the salad oil. After thoroughly mixing these ingredients, simply cover the mixture for one hour before use.

How To Properly Store Your Mustard

Now that you know very well about the different Creole mustard substitutes you can buy or make at home, I figured it’s probably best to let you know how to properly store your mustard to make it have a long shelf life.

Store bought mustard, whether it is opened or unopened, can last for up to two years when stored in the fridge. Homemade mustard, on the other hand, can only last for a year, regardless of being opened or not.

To make your stash of mustard attain a lengthy shelf life, all you have to do is store it in a clean and airtight container, avoiding using dirty utensils for scooping, and avoid placing it in a moist and hot place.

How To Tell If Your Mustard Is Bad

If you happen to have a bottle or a jar of mustard that has been stored away for a year or so, and you want to figure out whether it’s still good to eat, all you need to do is rely on your senses.

The first things you should look out for are discolorations and mold build-ups. If you find any signs of these two, you ought to throw that batch of mustard away.

Another thing that you can try is sniffing out bad odors. If any foul odor is present, there’s a pretty big chance that your mustard is already spoiled.

The Bottomline

Creole mustard is one variety of mustard that you can easily replicate at home. If you need to get a hold of Creole mustard, but can’t, remember the 5 different alternatives that can easily take its place.​

Keep in mind that the next best thing to Creole mustard is whole grain mustard, hot mustard, and Dijon mustard. You can also try adding in a couple of ingredients such as whole mustard seeds, wine, and Worcestershire sauce to Dijon mustard to attain a more authentic tasting Creole mustard alternative.

If you have any questions about this article, please leave a comment in the box below. Also feel free to share this article with your family and friends. Thank you and happy cooking!​

How To Make The Mcdonald’s Sausage Gravy Recipe

Even though fast food has gotten a bad rap for lacking the quality that other restaurant foods can offer, you simply can’t deny how comforting fast food can be. Mcdonald’s for one is a fast food chain that has made numerous people from all over the world quite happy with their cheeseburgers and fries.

But aside from their famous burgers, one meal has always stood out from the Mcdonald’s menu, and that’s the Mcdonald’s breakfast sausage meal. However, I personally think the sausage gravy is the ultimate star of this dish. It has a great creamy yet salty taste that is rich yet not overwhelming at the same time.

Because of my love for Mcdonald’s sausage gravy, I decided to find a way to make it at home myself. After all, I couldn’t just run back and forth to Mcdonald’s to and buy a whole meal every time if I’m just after their gravy.

After a little bit of research, I finally found out the right Mcdonald’s sausage gravy recipe. I figured that I may not be the only one who constantly craves for this sauce, that’s why I decided to write this simple guide on how you can make it at home.

See full recipe here.

How To Cook The Famous Ronzoni Lasagna Recipe

Of all the types of pasta in the world, my true favorite is the lasagna. Unlike most kinds of pasta, lasagna is a very hearty dish that you can fill will all sorts of ingredients such as meat, vegetables, and cheeses.

What I love most about lasagna is that it’s very easy to make for parties. Unlike regular spaghetti that would require you to perform all kinds of culinary tasks such as continuous stirring and sifting, lasagna recipes only require you to prep and wait. You really don’t have to do anything in the cooking process.

Want to try making your own lasagna at home? If it’s your first time making lasagna, I suggest you go get a box of no-boil Ronzoni lasagna for easier cooking. Don’t worry if you don’t have any clue as to how you can cook it, because in this article I will provide you with all the instructions you need in order to cook the Ronzoni lasagna recipe.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!​

See full recipe here.

All You Need To Know About The Dallas BBQ Sticky Wings Recipe

I can’t forget the first time I had a taste of those sticky wings from Dallas BBQ. Unlike other BBQ chicken wings I have tasted, the ones from Dallas BBQ were very succulent. I can even remember licking off the sauce from my fingers because I ate the whole thing with my hands.

Ever since then, I have gained a constant craving for Dallas BBQ sticky wings. The problem is, I don’t always have the time to go down to the restaurant and wait to get served, especially when Dallas BBQ is usually a busy place.

Because of my constant craving for their sticky wings, I set out to try and create my own version right at my kitchen. After a couple of tries, I finally ended up with something that’s very similar to Dallas BBQ sticky wings.

If you too would like to cook a batch of yummy Dallas BBQ sticky wings, then I would like to encourage you to read on. This article will contain a simple guide on how to cook my made-from-scratch Dallas BBQ sticky wings recipe as well as a couple of tips on how you can add a twist to it to make it a little better.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

See full recipe here.

How to Make Pesto at Home (Italian vs. United State Recipe)

Martin Scorsese once asked “If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant”, and it is a pretty reasonable question. There is more to add to it, though: If you know how to prepare your own pesto, why would you buy it in a supermarket?

Without any doubt, pesto is one of the world’s most beloved sauces, and if Italians started a war for world domination with nothing in their hands but this aromatic wonder, we would all surrender to its charms without putting up a fight.

Now if you want to be a master in the skill of making pesto, instead of a humble servant purchasing an already made product in a jar, read this comprehensive guide so you can later share your wisdom with your friends and family.

How To Clean Toaster Ovens The Right Way

Cleaning up kitchen appliances is an essential part of keeping healthy because of the simple fact that those things are responsible for preparing and cooking our food. One of the most hard working kitchen appliances in most kitchens today is the good old toaster oven.

A lot of people all over the world rely on toasters to get perfectly toasted bread, waffles, pizzas, and all sorts of food on a daily basis. Even as you read this article, I’m sure that somewhere in the world there’s a toaster oven being used right now.

Something that’s used that frequently should obviously be kept sanitary. If you have seen your toaster oven and you felt like it needs some cleaning but you have no idea how to properly do so, then you are in the right place.

In this article, I will be telling you all about how to clean toaster ovens and what you will need to do so. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

The Only How To Rafferty’s Potato Soup Recipe You Need To See

Rafferty’s potato soup is undeniably one of the best potato soups you can taste in the culinary world. What I like about Rafferty’s potato soup is that it’s very rich in flavor and it doesn’t come with too many ingredients that can overpower the taste of potatoes.

Another thing I like about Rafferty’s potato soup is that it’s pretty easy to make. With a couple of ingredients at hand, you can perfectly replicate Rafferty’s potato soup at home.

If you’d like to learn how to make Rafferty’s potato soup right in your own kitchen, all you need to do is read on. This article will contain a short how to guide that includes the Rafferty’s potato soup recipe and the instructions you need to follow in order to make it.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

See full recipe here.

A Quick And Simple Guide On How To Make Baked Potato Toaster Oven

Ah potatoes! What a great ingredient to work with in the kitchen. You can make a lot of things with a decent spud, from mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, boiled potatoes, roasted potatoes, fried spuds, fries, and my personal favorite, baked potatoes.

Just writing this article about potatoes is literally making my mouth water. Can you just imagine snacking on a perfectly cooked potato as you sit at home and be a couch potato yourself?

There’s really nothing quite like this comfort food ingredient if you ask me, that’s why I decided to create this simple guide on bake potato toaster oven.

This quick and easy guide will take you through all you need to know to make a fine piece or batch of baked potatoes using only a couple of ingredients and a toaster oven. Read on to find out how!

Convection Oven VS. Toaster Oven: What You Need To Know

Don’t you just love looking for new additions to the kitchen? I remember the first time I bought my first microwave. Even though it’s just a simple kitchen appliance, there’s just something about getting new stuff for your kitchen that makes you want to cook more and stay longer in the kitchen.

Ever since I bought my first microwave, I have found the need to add more appliances to my kitchen so that I would have more options to cook with. The time came when I wanted something that can do more than what your average microwave can. Because of so, I opted to look for a new appliance that I can actually cook food with.

In my attempt to look for another useful appliance for my kitchen, I have found that the two of the best options to go with is either a convection oven or a toaster. I didn’t really know the difference between the two back then, but after a little bit of research, I figured out what both are for.

If you too would like to get a new appliance for your kitchen, but can’t decide whether you should get a convection oven or a toaster oven, I encourage you to read on. This short article will contain all the things you need to know about convection oven vs. toaster oven.

Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will have gained enough information to make a sound decision on which type of kitchen appliance you should get.

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