Our Alaskan wild sockeye portions have a vibrant red color with a firm and flaky texture. Lean but moist, these sockeye are wild caught well before their final destination in Bristol Bay, at the Aleutian Islands, and their good fat content clearly shows this. They were preferred in a blind taste test by award winning Willows Inn staff, for their bright color and good texture, over many other salmon. There is a running debate among salmon aficionados about which is the best salmon species, sockeye or king. Though this will never be settled, this wild sockeye has the ability to win over many still on the fence.
Also known as red salmon, sockeyes are known for their rich flavor, with their dramatic color remaining during cooking. Sockeye are suitable for grilling, broiling, sautéing, baking, poaching, steaming, and smoking. Sockeye are grazers of the oceans, eating from the bottom of the food chain. Their diet consists of zooplankton, which gives them their deep red color and also their distinctive clean flavor.
Handling Instructions – Alaskan Sockeye
Ships frozen. Keep refrigerated for up to 7 days, or keep frozen.