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The Sustainability of Shipping Seafood

We Take Shipping Sustainable Seafood Seriously Your frozen seafood should be premium quality and brought to you with minimal impact on the planet. As a fishermen-owned co-op, we use sustainable fishing methods (i.e., line-caught seafood) to harvest our wild seafood from well-managed fisheries. Fishing with artisanal methods is not easy, but one of the trickiest things we do is ship our sustainable seafood directly to customers. When customers taste our seafood, they frequently ask why it tastes so much better than the seafood in grocery stores. First, we start with high-quality fish from the pristine Alaskan waters. From there, the ... Read more

Alaska Rockfish Tacos Recipe

Click on the image above to check out our recipe video! Ingredients ½ pound Alaska Gold Rockfish Fillets 1 tsp. paprika ½ tsp. cumin ½ tsp. chipotle ½ tsp. salt 2 tsp. avocado oil Pickled Onions ½ red onion, sliced thinly 1 Fresno pepper, sliced thinly ¼ cup apple cider vinegar Chipotle Crema ½ cup whole milk yogurt ½ cup sour cream 1 garlic clove, chopped 1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce, seeds removed 1 tbsp. lime juice ½ tsp. salt Pico de gallo 1 large tomato, seeded and diced ¼ cup white onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped juice ... Read more

American Heart Month. How Seafood Helps Promote Heart Health

Every year 610,000 people die from heart disease, the leading cause of death. Studies show that seafood consumption reduces the risk of dying from heart disease. One of the primary reasons that seafood, especially fatty fish such as wild Alaska salmon and sablefish, has been shown to reduce heart disease issues is because of the high content of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), particularly in fatty fish like wild salmon and sablefish.   Omega-3 fatty acids are a part of every cell in our bodies, particularly in the cells of our eyes, heart and ... Read more

Seafood Preparation Tips From Customers

We compiled a list of tips for preparing seafood from our Alaska Gold Seafood customers to help each other learn new ways to prepare seafood. Medine in Kentucky says, “I am grateful for your fish; it is the freshest quality. I like to let my salmon pieces come to room temperature; then I will sprinkle a little bit of fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper. I heat my pan on medium heat until hot. Then I cook the salmon skin side down for 5 minutes, flip it and cook for 5 more minutes. I let it rest for 2 to ... Read more

Eat Wild Alaska Seafood and Live Longer

Image courtesy of Alaska Seafood Eat wild Alaska Seafood and live longer. It might seem like an outlandish claim that we’ve found the fountain of youth, but more evidence keeps showing up that that eating seafood might not only improve longevity, but the quality of life in old age. A recent study revealed that higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids found in cold water fish are associated with a lower risk of unhealthy aging (longer version of the study here). Another study, which looked at 2700 generally healthy American adults and how the Omega-3s in their blood affected their lives, showed that older adults with higher levels ... Read more

Why Swap Meat for Seafood…

Wild Alaska seafood is a venerable powerhouse source of nutrients and is of the highest quality of lean proteins. Alaska seafood is a complete and highly digestible protein, which means that the amino acids are readily absorbed by the body. Low in saturated fat, high in heart protective monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, Alaska seafood also boasts a complete array of essential amino acids, which help repair and rebuild muscles, making seafood a great meal for athletes recovering from a workout. While being relatively low in calories, Alaska seafood is high in vitamin D. Did you know that 41% of adults in the ... Read more

On Being Wild

This Thursday we celebrate Wild Whatcom with a benefit dinner at Bellingham eatery and gathering place Ciao Thyme. Wild Whatcom is a local organization that helps kids become healthy, engaged citizens who care about the earth and relish the outdoors, rebuilding a connection to the natural world and instilling an ethic of service to the community. Wild Whatcom works on the premise that children who participate in the outdoor educational programs they lead have stronger self-esteem and sense of purpose and deeper commitments to stewardship. Being wild is also who we are as Alaska Gold Seafood. Our wild seafood and ... Read more

Celebrating Fishing Fathers and Fishing Families

Dear Alaska Gold Seafood Customers, Within our fishermen-owned co-op, fishing and family go hand in hand. Many of our fishermen grew up fishing with mom and dad, learning the trade, and have passed on the fishing bug to their children. Many of our fishermen come from multiple generations of fishing with the co-op—the Eliasons, the Miller Family, Charlie Wilber and his daughters, Charlie Piercy and his son Abel, and the list goes on. Fishing is an activity that teaches you about life. When children are out fishing with mom and dad, they learn about things like how to tell the difference between a ... Read more

Why Frozen Seafood is the Best Choice…

Here’s a picture from a customer of what our frozen coho salmon portions look like right out of the box. Included is enough dry ice to keep the order frozen until arrival. Fresh versus Frozen Fish We often get questions about fresh versus frozen fish. Is fresh fish or frozen fish the better option? We break down our response into two parts. First, it’s all about the quality of the fish and how fishermen handle the fish. Second, frozen fish is better for the environment. Quality and Handling We emphasize that the quality of the fish matters far more than ... Read more

What’s so special about Alaska Gold Halibut?

Pan-seared halibut What’s so special about Alaska Gold Halibut? Simply put, halibut is special for its luscious flake, which is delicate but meaty. Its snow white meat is naturally sweet with a delicate flavor and firm texture that retains its shape with any cooking style. Halibut is the world’s premium white-fleshed fish, making it wildly popular with all kinds of chefs. Halibut are delicious cooked in a variety of ways–this pan-seared halibut recipe is just one of an endless number of possibilities for halibut. Halibut are as flat as a board and spend a good portion of their lives roaming ... Read more