Why does my salmon have bones in it?
Wild Alaska salmon are heartier and more muscular than farmed raised salmon, making it difficult to pull the whole pin bone without tearing apart the meat. The pin bone can be pulled by letting the salmon sit out for awhile and soften but we choose to not pull the pin bone ourselves so to not compromise the integrity and quality of our product before it gets to you! We simply eat around the bones ourselves but to safely and easily remove them, you can use tweezers to gently pluck them either after thawing or after cooking.
why is wild seafood healthier than farmed seafood?
Wild Alaska salmon grow as they should in cold, clean Alaska oceans and rivers. They eat wild food such as insects, plankton, shrimp, and other invertebrates that help them develop strong muscles and healthy stores of omega-3 fats. A strong healthy salmon turns into a healthy and nutritious meal for us! Farmed salmon on the other hand are mass produced with the purpose of quantity over quality. They are housed in an unnatural habitat preventing normal muscle growth, usually a large net-pen, and are fed concentrated fishmeal packed with ingredients designed to boost natural growth and hormone levels. For more information on why wild salmon is better than farmed salmon check out our “Why Wild?” page.
how do i cook it?
A simple way to cook salmon is to bake it in the oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Brush olive oil or melted butter onto both sides of the fully thawed fish, salt and pepper to taste, and then bake at 350 for roughly 10 minutes per inch of meat thickness. Make sure to preheat the oven ahead of time and fully thaw out the salmon prior for best results! For more tips, tricks, and recipes for salmon as well as rockfish, cod, or even smoked salmon, go check out our friends at “Alaska Seafood.”
what is the best way to thaw my seafood?
We always recommend thawing in the fridge. It’s easy to pull fish out of the freezer the night before or a couple days ahead if you plan your menu for the week. If you’re in a bind or simply forgot to thaw in the fridge ahead of time, cooking it frozen is actually a great option! Check out these time saving cook it frozen techniques from “Alaska Seafood.”
where can i find nutritional values for your products?
This table shows nutritional info for each species of Alaskan salmon as well as many other species of Alaska seafood. Eating Alaska seafood is a wonderful way to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for you and your family!