Deadliest Catch’s Captain Sig Hansen on Chocolate, King Crab, and Norwegian Fish Balls

Captain Sig Hansen has dedicated his life to feeding the cravings of monied diners. As beloved captain of the Northwestern on Discovery’s mega-hit reality TV show, Deadliest Catch, Hansen risks his life in the waters of the Bering Sea each and every season to haul in high-priced king crab.

He’s seen frigid gales, 30-foot-swells and death at sea – all in the name of a good meal. But when he’s back on land and hanging with his family in Seattle, this dude (who may be the most down-to-earth person on cable TV) likes things simple.

Short Order talked to Captain Hansen about Norwegian food, what he craves while he’s out on the water and why chocolate is so addictive.


From By Hannah Sentenac

About Laura Dicharia

An avid fan of Deadliest Catch I've been watching since the pilot episode. A member of the F/V Northwestern Forums since 2008, I was asked to come on board as a Moderator in 2011.


  1. sharon huether says:

    Sig wants energy foods,  eat whole fruit and vegetables,  yea dark chocolate will do it too,  peanut butter, have breakfast is a must. lean pork, skinless chicken,  salmon, which has omega 3 which is great for you, spinach, romaine lettuce, brown rice, apples,  cashews, almonds, hazelnuts.  Energy drinks is good, but to a limit, and coffee is too but that has to be limited too.  Lay off the cigarettes which will give him cancer, and his wife making him excise is great.  Love deadlist catch, and want to see Sig come home safe and sound every time. hope some day to meet him in person.

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