The summer months mark the short season of wild caught Alaska salmon and for seafood lovers, it’s the best time of the year.
In Alaska, sustainability is not just an idea but a governing principle that defines the wild season.
Every year, millions of salmon travel thousands of miles from the open ocean up the rivers of southern Alaska to spawn and complete their life-cycle; the key is to ensure enough fish make their way upstream to create plentiful new populations for generations to come.
Thanks to advanced radar technology and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the salmon are counted hourly to track how many reach the top of the river. Fishing areas are restricted as well as the hours these boats can fish for, which change daily at the discretion of Fish and Game.
We’ve focused on building relationships with a few independent fishermen, supporting their small family-run operations. In return, they focus on providing us with fresh, traceable wild salmon for as long as the season permits.
Our offerings include three species that are uniquely delicious starting with King—it’s the largest and most sought after, with its rich, buttery texture and high omega-3 content. During the height of the summer, Sockeye start running, which are known for their brilliant red meat, firm texture, and distinct flavor unlike any other. And around August, along comes Coho salmon, known for its orange flesh and mild clean flavor.
Take advantage of the summer’s best produce like sweet corn or sweet heirloom tomatoes, both of which pair perfectly with salmon. Try our sautéed summer corn recipe or make a fresh, light sauce with diced heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. These simple ingredients are all you need to make a quick, delicious weeknight meal.
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