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Introducing Frozen-at-Sea Wild Salmon

At our store, fresh-tasting, peak-season fish can now be enjoyed all year long. We’re proud to introduce Frozen-at-Sea Salmon (FAS). Frozen-at-Sea Wild Salmon offers better quality and fresher tasting fish no matter the season.

During prime fishing time, king and coho salmon are frozen-at-sea, right on the boat, which allows year-round availability of delicious fish. It may sound unusual, but these fish are actually “fresher than fresh”. The technique has been perfected over the last decade. The key is immediate, rapid freezing at an extremely low temperature (minus 40° F) on the fishing boat.

Next, the fully frozen fish are dipped several times in freshwater. This gives them a thin coating of ice which seals in moisture and prevents dehydration. Studies show FAS salmon can be maintained at minus 20° for up to 9 months, if necessary with no loss in quality. An important requirement of proper handling of FAS salmon is slow defrosting at 32° to 35° F. Proper defrosting requires 24 to 36 hours (depending on the size of the fish). The result is a fish that is essentially as fresh and delicious as the day it was caught.


Grilled Salmon and Bartlett Pear Salad

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

2 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

4 fresh salmon fillets

4 cup baby greens

2 ripe California Bartlett pears, cored and thinly sliced

1/3 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped


1. In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper; set aside.

2. Gently rinse salmon fillets and pat dry. Drizzle each fillet with 1/2 tablespoon vinaigrette mixture. Place on a lightly oiled grill over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or just until salmon begins to flake easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling time.

3. Meanwhile, toss the greens with half of the vinaigrette and assemble on a large platter. Top greens with pears, hazelnuts, and warm salmon fillets. Drizzle salad with remaining vinaigrette.


FAS Salmon Questions and Answers

Q: Are all Salmon in Alaska Wild?
A: YES, All the salmon found in Alaskan waters are wild! In fact it is illegal to farm salmon in Alaska. The term wild salmon means that the fish are free range and can complete their natural life cycle without being penned and fed artificial foods.


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