Wild Arctic Keta Salmon
6 oz portions, skin-on/boneless |
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- Mild, versatile flavor
- Sustainably harvested
- Hand-caught by native Iñupiat people
- More omega-3s than other keta salmon
- Product of USA (Alaska)
Our Arctic keta salmon is caught by native Iñupiat people in the cold, pristine waters of Alaska’s Northwest Arctic region.
Arctic keta salmon is distinguished by its subtle color, firm flesh, and very high omega-3 levels, compared with other keta, and even with king salmon.
It’s ideal for those who prefer mild-flavored salmon, and lends itself to seasonings and flavors ... such as our signature seafood marinades and rubs.
Those features result from the fact that Arctic keta roam further, and undergo longer migrations, than any other salmon of their species.
About the Arctic keta harvest
The native Iñupiat people live just north of the Arctic Circle, and have long relied on keta salmon (Oncorhynchus keta).
They catch keta salmon in Kotzebue Sound … a 7,000 square-mile arm of western Alaska’s Chukchi Sea.
Fed by the pristine waters of the Noatak, Selawik, and Kobuk Rivers, the nutrient-rich Kotzebue Sound provides an ideal habitat for ocean-caught keta.
Within hours of harvest, these exceptional fish are processed at the local Iñupiat plant, flash-frozen, and shipped directly to Vital Choice.
About the Iñupiat people
The remote Arctic Circle coast is populated largely by the Iñupiat people, who’ve inhabited the region since at least the 15th century.
Fishing has traditionally been the lifeblood of the Iñupiat people, who revere salmon as a precious resource.
In fact, the Arctic Keta fishery is a foundation of the Kotzebue Sound community, whose people depend on subsistence fishing for their personal use and commercial fishing for income.
Kotzebue was the name of a 19th century German explorer who "discovered" the area, but the Iñupiat call the area Qikiqtaġruk, which means "peninsula".
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"Not Up To Par" Review: Least favorite salmon from Vital Choice. I am a long time customer who did not care for Keta salmon in the least. Poor taste and texture. - Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear your disappointment in this product. Our team will reach out to you today to follow up. Thank you!
"My Wife Will Now Eat Fish Good For Her" Review: This fish is mild, cooks up well, and is absolutely wonderful. Our of the package, no fishy smell, unlike the local grocery store. And the flavor and texture is great.
"Wild arctic keta salmon" Review: Perfect in evety way!!!!!
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Nutrition & IngredientsIngredients:
Arctic keta Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)
Nutrition FactsWild Arctic Keta SalmonServing Size 6ozNumber of servings: 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 250 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*Total Fat 11g 17%Saturated Fat 3g 15%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 100mg 33%Sodium 76mg 3%Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%Dietary Fiber 0g 0%Sugars 0gProtein 34g
Vitamin A 5% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 11% • Iron 6%
Contains 3600mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving.
Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C).
- Vacuum-sealed fish held under these conditions should retain its quality for at least six to 12 months.
- Shellfish and lean white fish (halibut, cod) generally have a longer freezer life than fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sablefish).
- NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.
Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging.
For quick-thawing, place frozen package in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until contents are flexible.
Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture package). Prior to cooking, do not allow fish to reach temperatures above 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).
Cooking and serving tips
Take care not to overcook salmon, lest it turn out dry.
- Rinse fish quickly in cold, clean water.
- Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 6-8 minutes, until only the very center is still translucent.
- Remove fish from heat and let it "self-cook” another two to three minutes, until just cooked through to center before serving.
- NOTE: It is perfectly safe and healthful to serve our fish raw or partly cooked, because flash-freezing has rendered it 100% sushi-safe.
- Enliven your fish entree with seasonings such as Vital Choice Organic Salmon Marinade Mix, Organic Lemon-Pepper, or other herb-spice blends.
- Add the seasonings of your choice to a little olive oil and marinate the fish, refrigerated, for 30-60 minutes or overnight. Or, simply mist fish lightly with organic extra virgin olive oil or macadamia nut oil and dust with seasonings before cooking.
ShippingFrozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).
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