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5 Reasons to be eating more wild Alaska seafood in 2016

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  1. Wild Alaska Seafood is a great value.

Seafood is commonly perceived as being expensive. That’s because two-thirds of Americans only consume seafood while dining out. What if we were to tell you that you can get premium-quality line-caught salmon conveniently delivered to your door for $10.33 per pound? Or four to five bucks for a nutrient-loaded serving. Sounds too good to be true, right? But it’s not. Check out our line-caught coho salmon filets. Certainly there are cheaper foods, but when you weigh in all of the nutrients and health benefits—heart-healthy source of protein, low in saturated fats omega-3s, selenium, vitamin D, —you’re getting a huge bang for your buck. The American Heart Association encourages Americans to have at least two servings of seafood per week – preferably fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, and sablefish, for the omega-3 benefits. Currently, on average Americans are only eating half of what the American Heart Association recommends, and nutritionists surmise that perceived high price is one reason behind  why Americans are not eating enough seafood.

  1. Our wild Alaska seafood comes from hardworking Americans who fish using responsible methods.

In an age of factory farms and huge industrial waste coming from food production, what our fishermen do is really unique and worth supporting. Each of our fisherman’s stories is a novel in itself. Check out some of their stories, like that of Jana Suchy, Dick Curran, Jeremy Brown, and Linda Behnken.

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Dick Curran out fishing for a halibut.
  1. It’s true. You are what you eat.

Eating a line-caught king salmon, you’re eating one of the wildest, fittest and most poetic creatures on this planet. Here’s an animal that, after being born in  the wild glacier-fed rivers of Alaska, British Columbia, or the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, has swam hundreds, maybe thousands of miles in order to find that same river. This extraordinary animal did not sit in a cage or a pen. It didn’t wallow in a pile of mud. It lived an extraordinary life. Being line-caught, it’s in  absolute perfect state. And as one of our fishermen eloquently stated, it “deserves and demands to be handled and treated with [a] devotion to the quality of the fish.” A little olive oil, basic seasonings, and you’ve got a delicious meal that tastes like the beautiful sea from which it came.

4. Seafood is easy to prepare.

8 minutes is all you need. Here’s what one of our Alaska Gold Club subscribers says about our coho salmon, which she eats for breakfast: “Coho salmon + Coconut oil—seared in a pan 3 to 4 minutes on each side with sea salt and pepper. Served with sweet potato and I feel ready to tackle the world.”

  1. Most importantly, Alaska seafood is delicious!

We’ve met so many converts recently who have said that they didn’t eat much seafood because it tastes “fishy.” Poorly handled fish does taste “fishy,” but when you cook fish handled with care, like our line-caught Alaska seafood, it should taste absolutely delicious, like the sea. Here’s what Barbara from Bainbridge Island said about our king salmon portions: “Line-caught salmon, nothing less than the best!!! Grilled it plain, seemed like it just came out of the Sea.”