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Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon is iconic for its vibrant color and exceptional health properties, having the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids of any fish. Sockeye is also known for its strong flavor, often referred to as "the salmon, that tastes the most like salmon". Slightly leaner than other salmon species, the firm texture allows for easy grilling, baking, or frying in the skillet.

  • MSC Certified
  • Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
  • Responsibly Harvested
  • On Average, Each 6 Ounce Sockeye Portion Provides:
  • Omega-3s - 1,500-2,000mg (mostly EPA and DHA)
  • Vitamin D3 - Approximately 1,110 IU (in the optimal D3 form)
  • Astaxanthin - 6-7mg. This red-orange pigment is a carotenoid-class nutrient with unique health benefits.

Unlike farmed salmon, due to their natural diet and seasonality, wild salmon features distinctive color variation depending on the amount of shrimp and krill the salmon eat. As wild salmon obtain their characteristic reddish-orange hue through their diet, color variation is natural.

Source: Wild

Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
Cooking Instructions
Cooking methods
Grill, Bake, Poach, Pan-Fry, Fry
Wine pairings
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling
Sockeye Salmon is a Northwest favorite and it's easy to see why. The flesh is firm and pink with a rich, buttery flavor. The best way to cook Sockeye Salmon is to pan-sear it skin-side down in a hot skillet until it's crispy and the flesh is cooked through. One simple way to elevate your Sockeye Salmon is to serve it with a delicious sauce. For example, try my Honey-Lime Cilantro Sauce. It's easy to make and it goes great with Sockeye Salmon.
Flavor Profile
Sockeye salmon is a rich, fatty fish that is perfect for a luxurious meal. The flavor profile is intense, with a strong salmon taste that is complimented by a slightly smoky finish. The texture is firm, but still juicy, and the overall eating experience is simply exquisite.
Chef's Serving Suggestions
If you're looking to pair a delicious side dish with your Sockeye Salmon, I highly recommend trying some roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. The salty and smoky flavor of the bacon pairs perfectly with the delicate flavor of the salmon. Another great option is a simple herb sauce made with parsley, lemon, and olive oil. This sauce can be used to top any type of fish, so its a great option if you're looking for something versatile. Some of the best side dishes to serve with Sockeye Salmon include rice, couscous, orzo, and other small pastas.
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Cannon Fish Co.
For over 30 years, Cannon Fish Co. has been sustainably sourcing their heart-healthy seafood favorites from the icy waters of Alaska and the Northern Pacific.

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For over 30 years, Cannon Fish Co. has been sourcing sustainable Salmon, Cod, Halibut and other seafood favorites from the icy Alaskan and northern Pacific waters, providing a full range of products to fish lovers throughout the country. Each heart-healthy fillet is frozen at peak freshness and hand-trimmed with care — perfectly portioned for a simple and delicious meal at home. Vertically integrated, Cannon Fish Co. is helping to make seafood more accessible to everyone, providing affordable and nutritious options for every kind of consumer.

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Alaska is home to one of the most abundant fisheries — it accounts for 95% of all commercially caught salmon in the U.S — so it’s essential to keep this important food resource protected. Strict quotas and catch areas ensure stocks stay plentiful, but it’s also up to fishermen, seafood companies, scientists and consumers to play their part. Cannon Fish Co. is proud to be MSC-Certified and work with a network of fishermen and industry leaders who actively work to protect our marine environment, and proud to sell to consumers who choose sustainable seafood for the mouths they feed.

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