Wild Sockeye H&G

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Oncorhynchus nerka

Characteristics

  • Available fresh or frozen
  • Reddest meat of all Salmon species
  • Size graded 4 – 6 lb., 6 – 9 lb. each
  • Approx. 7-11 pc per case
  • Depending on catch area, there can be major quality differences between catch areas.  Sockeye caught in S.E Alaska and B.C. will have a higher fat content than Bristol Bay Sockeye
  • An Oceanwise choice
  • Excellent for Steaking, Filleting, Canning or Smoking

Handling & Storage

  • Look for h & g fish that has bright blue skin tone on back
  • Quality fish flesh will spring back after touching
  • Properly icing around fish and in belly cavity will extend shelf life of fish
  • Avoid leaving product sitting in ice melt – re-ice daily
  • Minimum shelf life is 5 days from delivery

Seasonal Availability

Available year round – frozen

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Full flavour
  • Medium to firm texture

Cooking Tips

  • Simple grilling hi-lights the wonderful flavour of Sockeye
  • May also be baked, broiled, smoked, steamed, or poached
  • Good substitutes would be Chinook (spring) salmon, or Coho salmon

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