Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon - 8 oz.
- Sustainably Sourced
- Premium Center Cut
- Flash-Frozen & Vacuum-Sealed
- Skin-On / Boneless
- Wild-Caught in Alaska
- Buy 4 for $17.99 each and save 18%
- Buy 8 for $15.99 each and save 27%
Buy Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
One look at the vibrant red of the Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon will have you ready for dinnertime…anytime. Native to the Pacific Northwest, Sockeye are sometimes called Red, Blueback, or Kokanee (land-locked) Salmon, and are one of the most abundant salmon species in the Pacific. Sockeye Salmon are born in a river, but live in the ocean, and travel back up their river home to spawn. This abundance makes salmon a popular source of protein for customers all over the country. Measuring anywhere from 5 to 15 lbs. and growing up to 33 inches long, Alaskan Sockeye Salmon provide protein, along with plenty of other nutrients and health benefits in every center-cut filet. Each filet comes frozen to you boneless and with the skin on to ensure optimal texture and taste.
In accordance with NOAA FishWatch guidance, Maine Lobster Now proudly serves sustainably and responsibly sourced seafood products to our customers. Our Alaskan sockeye salmon are wild-caught and sustainably sourced from the Northwest Pacific Ocean off the Alaskan coast.
What’s the Serving Size for 8 oz. Alaskan Sockeye Salmon?
Your Alaskan sockeye salmon will come frozen in an 8 oz. fillet. Each fillet is center-cut, boneless, and with the skin on to retain texture and optimal flavor. Our recommendation is to serve one 8 oz. fillet per person with your favorite fish and seafood appetizers and side dishes.
The Health Benefits of Salmon
Seafood is widely regarded by medical experts and dieticians to be healthy, providing nutritional benefits not found in other meat sources. While salmon is often widely publicized for its health benefits, in general, most fish species are also low in calories and fat, but high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Sockeye Salmon is often included on lists of the best “superfoods” you can find and for good reason. A 3 oz. serving of salmon contains just 60 calories and 10 grams of fat, while offering a whopping 17 grams of protein. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12 to help regulate cells and provides a wealth of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, as well as some types of cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.
We ship out orders Monday - Friday for next-day delivery on Tuesday - Saturday, as long as the order is placed by 2PM ET. You may also schedule your seafood delivery ahead of time by choosing your desired date at checkout. Not all towns have Saturday delivery, so if you are interested in Saturday delivery, please contact our Customer Service Team by email or phone with your zip code so we can check availability. All orders scheduled to be delivered on Saturday are subject to an additional delivery fee.
All frozen packages are sealed in a reusable box with dry ice, while our fresh packages are packed with gel packs. Packages containing both frozen and fresh products will be packed with gel packs. Dry ice is not harmful to your food as CO2 is found naturally in the air we breathe, however, it can be so cold that it can burn your skin if you touch it with your bare hands. Please wear gloves when handling dry ice.
Shipping exceptions include holidays, the eve of a holiday or inclement weather. Our Customer Service Team will inform you via phone call or email if there are any issues with shipping your order out as promptly as possible.
Once you receive your package, you should open your package and make sure all your items arrived safely. If you have any issues with your products you must notify our Customer Service Team with photos of any issues via email the day your package arrives. For further questions, you can refer to our shipping policy here.
Simple Instructions for Storing and Thawing Salmon
Storage: Keep frozen ≤ 0℉ (-18° C). Vacuum-sealed fish held under these conditions should retain their quality for at least 6 to 12 months. Lean white fish (halibut, cod) generally have a longer freezer life than fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sablefish). It is important to note seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.
Thawing instructions: Thaw under refrigeration ≤ 38℉ (3℃). Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging. For quick-thawing, place frozen fish in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until contents are flexible. Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture the package). Regardless of the chosen thawing technique, once the product is thawed, it should be cooked within 24 hours and stored at a temperature no higher than 38℉ (3℃).
Cooking Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
For a simple salt and pepper salmon recipe, follow these instructions:
- Preheat oven to 425℉. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Pat salmon dry then rub lightly with oil to cover the fillet. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
- Place fish on baking sheet skin side down.
- Put into oven. Cook 4-6 minutes for every 1/2 inch thickness of fish. 4 minutes is on the rare side, while 6 is completely cooked through. Salmon is done when it easily flakes.
Please be Aware: Consuming raw or undercooked fish may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.