Sockeye Portions 20lbs

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Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye is Nick's specialty, as he catches the fish himself every summer on his boat, the Anasazi up in Bristol Bay--the world's leading sustainable sockeye salmon fishery. The term “Sockeye” evolved from the native Coast Salish peoples.  Suk-kegh, meaning “red fish,” refers to the vibrant hue the males take on when spawning. Today people make a connection to the vibrancy the meat retains as well, since its bright color and “succulent” texture are sought out and praised in the culinary world. Sockeye salmon is a full-flavored fish with high fat content, which contributes to its rich flavor. It has firm-textured, medium-sized flaked flesh, ranging from orange to deep red. The most important consideration is to avoid overcooking, as the meat will continue to cook once removed from heat. The firm flesh stands up well to grilling. Other options for preparing salmon include baking uncovered, baking in foil or parchment, slow roasting in the oven, and frying (for a crispy skin). 

  • Caught: June and July
  • Location: Bristol Bay
  • Method: Gillnet (single nets set off 32 ft boats)
  • Vacuum-packed & flash frozen in 5-7 oz portions
  • 10 lb box dimensions: 15” x 10 ¼” x 6½”
  • Generally holds up to 18 months

Health & Nutrition

Cooked Sockeye (based on 3 oz serving size)

Calories: 180

Omega-3: 1 g

Protein: 21 g

Fat: 11 g

Carbohydrates: 0 g

Sodium: 50 mg

Potassium: 410 mg

Cholesterol: 60 mg

Note: Protein and fat will vary 1-2% in protein and fat content from these averages, depending upon the maturity of the fish.