Since these wild sockeye salmon are line-caught, they will be some of the finest sockeye salmon available. If you’ve had our line-caught king salmon and coho salmon, sockeye salmon will have a deeper red color, a more robust flavor, and a firm, lean texture. This robust flavor can pair nicely with more audacious seasonings.
Sockeye salmon are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are an excellent source of protein that is low in saturated fats and calories. Sockeye salmon also include an abundance of essential nutrients and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as niacin and Vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient for blood cell formation and proper functioning. A single serving of sockeye contains nearly 80 percent of the daily value of vitamin B-12. Sockeye salmon is also high in niacin, a vitamin that assists in hormone formation, which may boost HDL, which is commonly called good cholesterol. A 3-ounce serving of sockeye salmon contains 26 micrograms of selenium, which is important for thyroid function and immune system activity. Selenium also acts as an antioxidant and keeps cells safe from free radical damage. The U.S. Institute of Medicine recommends that people over 19 get at least 55 micrograms of selenium each day. Other important minerals found in sockeye salmon include phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc. Sockeye salmon is naturally low in sodium, containing only 95 milligrams in a 3-ounce serving.
Sockeye salmon are never farmed and our wild sockeye salmon are handled to perfection with our One Hook One Fish philosophy. Our Alaska Gold sockeye salmon are wild-caught by traditional hook and line methods. It is extremely rare to find line-caught sockeye salmon (less than a quarter of 1% of sockeye salmon are caught on hook and line), so enjoy this special, rare treat.
Sockeye salmon do not usually take hooks, so they are rarely caught on hook and line. If a hook and line fishermen gets 75 coho in a day, he or she might only get one or two sockeye salmon. We only get a very small amount of line-caught sockeye salmon in a season, so get these wild sockeye salmon portions while you can.
Photo courtesy of Alaska Seafood.