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Wild-Caught Salmon

By Alana Sugar, June 10, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Easy Matzo-Crusted Wild SalmonOf all the delicious fish out there, my absolute favorite is wild-caught salmon. It all started in 1996 at a restaurant near Mt. Denali in Alaska. I ordered the King Salmon, and to tell you the truth, I left my heart at that little restaurant! I also learned a whole lot of ways to incorporate wild-caught salmon into my menu plans at home.

There are several species of Pacific wild-caught salmon including King Salmon which is sometimes called Chinook, Coho Salmon, also called Silver Salmon, Pink (or Humpback) Salmon (used mostly for canning), Sockeye Salmon, also known as Red Salmon, and Copper River Salmon, which could be Coho, Sockeye or King. 

For seasoning, you can simply sprinkle wild salmon with salt, pepper and other herbs and seasonings, then brush with olive oil or melted butter if desired. Drizzle with lemon, lime or orange juice. Make it colorful by laying slices of citrus fruit over the salmon before cooking. While cooking, baste the salmon with a favorite sauce, if desired, but remember, marinating is not necessary and acidic marinades will begin the cooking process, so half-hour is the maximum amount of time to marinate. Here are some ideas and recipes:

Do you have a favorite recipe for wild-caught salmon? Let me know. 

Category: Food & Recipes, Seafood




Jeff Janer says ...
Love wild caught salmon! Here's one of my favorite salmon recipes: Asian Salmon Bowl w/ Lime Drizzle http://sprng.me/f5hnu
06/17/2013 1:55:35 PM CDT
Gino says ...
were is the wild caught salmon cut and packaged or any other sea food.
11/20/2013 3:57:36 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@GINO - It depends on the vendor. If you have a particular vendor in question, you can always check with the seafood department at your local store or call the vendor if it is a packaged product. Feel free to check with us if you are looking for info on a 365 packaged salmon product.
11/21/2013 3:15:44 PM CST
Helga Madden says ...
I love shopping at your store but, wish I could see a weekly ad on line so I can see when you have a sale or any other specials. Happy Thanksgiving HM
11/25/2013 2:35:54 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@HELGA - Each store should have their weekly sales flyer updated on their store website. You can click on "Store Locations" above to find your local store's page.
11/26/2013 3:19:25 PM CST
Carol Seale says ...
I've been purchasing Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Salmon for quite some time. Recently, within 8 mos. Whole Foods has increased the price per package of two $3.00. That's significant. I usually purchase about 7- 8 packages per month. Therefore. a $3.00 increase in price is significant. I'm wondering if this price increase is seasonal or will remain. I am currently looking for a different place to purchase Wild Salmon.
06/04/2014 11:42:49 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CAROL - Our pricing structure is determined by each store/region. Check with your local store to see if they can offer insight as to why there has been an increase.
06/06/2014 11:43:54 AM CDT
Katy Heeren says ...
What is you per lb cost of King of Silver wild caught salmon?
07/11/2014 3:33:05 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KATY - Our prices differ between stores. Check with your local store directly to see what their price per pound is.
07/11/2014 3:51:18 PM CDT
Dee says ...
I am looking for Wlld Salmon and I live in Sandia Park. HELP !!
12/29/2014 10:01:05 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEE - It looks like the closest store to you will be our store called Academy in Albuquerque. You can give the store a call at 505.856.0474 to see what they have in stock before you head over!
12/30/2014 12:38:05 PM CST
Ralphy says ...
I think whole foods is mis-labeling their fish and this article semi-proves that. King salmon is Alaskan salmon and Pacific salmon is pacific salmon. You can't have a Pacific King Salmon. That's like ordering a large chocolate cappuccino instead of a just saying a large mocha.
05/14/2015 10:53:15 PM CDT
diane says ...
I love recipes I can remember without having to look them up. My favorite is mix equal parts (1 tbsp per 2 servings) butter, honey and a good prepared mustard. Spread on salmon, then top with a 50/50 mix of chopped pecans and bread crumbs (I have even used crumbled rice cakes for a GF version.) Pat over butter mix and bake as you normally would. Yum!
08/26/2015 4:11:49 PM CDT