Wild Pacific Sockeye Salmon
5 lbs, skin-on, random portions |
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- Skin-on / boneless
- Top-grade wild Sockeye Salmon
- Average of 14 individually packaged portions per box
- Random-size pieces - may include small tail pieces
- Sustainably harvested
- Certified Kosher (EarthK). Approved for Passover.
- Ships frozen for 2-3 day delivery
- Product of USA or Canada
Buy in bulk to save, and choose skin-on for optimal omega-3 levels!
This special offering saves you from $3.50 to $12.00 per pound, compared with our skinless/boneless 6-oz. sockeye portions (which vary in cost depending on the amount you choose).
About sockeye salmon
Each species of wild salmon features its own characteristic flavor and texture, and has its admirers.
But our most popular salmon features a deep, rich flavor that many consider the "truest" salmon taste.
This fabulously healthful fish abounds in omega-3s, vitamin D, and more ... see "Sockeye salmon: A true superfood", below.
Why is Vital Choice sockeye so clearly superior?
Salmon connoisseurs find that our sockeye easily beats the very best that supermarkets and specialty stores can offer.
The reasons are simple, but very hard for others to replicate.
First and foremost, the relationships we fostered during decades of fishing Alaskan waters give us rare access to the very finest of these fish.
And our sockeye comes from smaller harvest regions ("fisheries") that host fewer boats and feature faster processing ... so our sockeye is flash-frozen within hours of harvest to capture its fresh-caught quality.
These advantages explain why chefs and savvy salmon shoppers consider Vital Choice wild Sockeye such a rare catch!
Pure and wholesome
Wild Sockeye salmon rank among the purest of all ocean fish, which is why the EPA, FDA, and consumer advocates recommend it without reservation.
Sockeye vs. king and silver salmon
Wild Sockeye is richer than silver (Coho) salmon and a bit leaner than king (Chinook) salmon, with a firmer texture than either fish.
What people say
"Your Sockeye fillets are the best I have ever tasted. I am so impressed, no wonder Dr. Perricone recommends your salmon, it is the BEST." - Melody L., San Clemente, CA
"I just wanted to let you know that the Sockeye salmon is out of this world, what a difference from the store brand!" - Dawn E.
Sockeye salmon: A true super food
As well as ample protein, sockeye offers abundant omega-3s and unrivaled levels of vitamin D and astaxanthin (as-tuh-zan-thin).
On average, each 6-oz. sockeye portion (this pack contain random size pieces) provides:
- Omega-3s – 1,500-2,000mg (mostly EPA and DHA), or 6 to 8 times the minimum daily EPA+DHA intake (250mg) recommended by most world health authorities. (Please see the Nutrition tab on this page for the current omega-3 content of our sockeye salmon, which varies by harvest year and region.)
- Vitamin D3 – About 1,110 IU (in the optimal D3 form). This is double the child-to-adult US RDA (600 IU), more than any other fish or salmon species, and far more than farm-raised salmon or any fortified food, such as milk.
- Astaxanthin – 6-7mg*. This red-orange pigment is a carotenoid-class nutrient with unique health benefits.
*Iwamoto T et al. Inhibition of low-density lipoprotein oxidation by astaxanthin. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2000;7(4):216-22
Turujman SA, et al. Rapid liquid chromatographic method to distinguish wild salmon from aquacultured salmon fed synthetic astaxanthin. J AOAC Int. 1997 May-Jun;80(3):622-32.7
Learn this food's omega 3/6 balance, and why it matters.
Average Ratings: 5Write a ReviewDisclaimer: Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only and reflect the views and opinions of customers and not those of Vital Choice. Vital Choice does not verify or endorse any health-based claims made in these reviews. Reviews containing health claims will be removed.
"WP - Sockeye Salmon 5lbs, Skin On, Random Portions" Review: This is our third order and it is absolutely fantastic. We also buy the Salmon Patties and the Tuna. No farm raised seafood in this house! :-)
"Great Quality" Review: Being a former Alaskan fisherman for Sockeye I certainly recognize quality when I see it. The value of the 5 pound skin on random portion size salmon is outstanding. I've ordered several products from Vital Choice that have all been great and especially appreciate the environmentally friendly packaging, fast shipping and highest quality seafood around. Recently I shopped some of the other salmon vendors online and ended up coming back to Vital Choice. I am not interested in dealing with a large styrofoam box or portions that don't fit my lifestyle and cooking needs.
"Random Portions of Happiness" Review: Goodbye, store-bought sockeye that's often previously-frozen, so couldn't be refrozen, and taste very bland, and may have been contaminated in some way by any of numerous employees along the way! It's silly but these VC salmon filets make me happy. A quick thaw makes for an easy yet healthful last-minute meal, which also helps keep my restaurant expenses down. Just think: how much do restaurants charge for salmon entrées, majority of which are chemical-laden fish?
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Nutrition & IngredientsIngredients:
Wild Sockeye (Red) Salmon
Nutrition FactsSockeye SalmonServing Size 6 oz. (171g)
Amount Per ServingCalories 230 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*Total Fat 10g 15%Saturated Fat 2g 10%Trans Fat 0g 0%Cholesterol 90mg 30%Sodium 190mg 8%Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%Dietary Fiber 0gSugars 0gProtein 36g
Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% • Iron 4%
RecipesAsian Noodles with Poached Salmon; Wild Salmon Burritos Curried Salmon with Tart Apples, Spinach and Basmati Rice Salmon and Scallop Kabobs Alaskan Salmon and White Bean Salad Alaskan Salmon Salad Monterey Baked Salmon Steaks with Oyster Mushrooms; Smoked Sockeye Salmon Hors d' œuvres Braised Salmon with Vegetables in Wine Sauce Broth-Poached Salmon with Cabbage Slaw Canned Sockeye Salmon Rice Pilaf with Peas, Asparagus, and Mint Cedar Plank Salmon; John's Fish Marinade Cedar Roasted Salmon; Canned Alaskan Sockeye and Three-Bean Salad Citrus-Accented Wild Alaska Salmon with Haricot Vertes Citrus-Poached Salmon with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce Cool Salmon Salad Creamy Bean and Salmon Soup Dr. Sinatra's Simple Wild Salmon; Salmon-Stuffed Tomatoes Dry Rub Barbecued Salmon by Viking Grilled Alaska Salmon Salad Vinaigrette Grilled Salmon Salad with Vinaigrette Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Tarragon Sauce; Halibut with Red Pepper Sauce Grilled/Broiled Salmon with Mustard Sauce and Tomato Concassé Herb-Crusted Grilled Salmon Herb-Crusted Reefnet Salmon with Shallot Butter Sauce Herb-Crusted Salmon Recipe Marinated Mediterranean Salmon Mediterranean Salmon Orange Balsamic Basil Marinated Salmon Pan-Roasted Alaska Salmon with Champagne-Caper Vinaigrette Pineapple-Crusted Easter Salmon (or Halibut) Planked Alaskan Salmon with Sunny Chipotle Rub Salmon and Spinach Pasta Marinara Salmon Carpaccio and Halibut Tartare Salmon Chinoise with Spicy Cucumber Salad Salmon en Papillote - Viking Cooking Video Salmon or Halibut with Almond Herb Crust Salmon with Bean-Dill Rice Salmon with Crispy Skin, Potatoes and Herb Dijon Broth Salmon with Lentils Salmon with Mushrooms and Peppers Salmon, Corn, and Black Bean Chili Salmon-Asparagus Linguine Seared Alaska Scallops with Jalapeño Cream; Maghreb-Style Salmon with Cous Cous Sockeye Salmon Salad Sandwiches Southwest Salmon Frittata Spanish Salmon Bake Spiced Alaska Salmon with Cilantro and Fruit Salsa Summery Grilled Salmon Salad Walnut Stuffed Salmon Wasabi-Ginger Salmon with Zucchini and Baby Potatoes Wild Alaska Salmon with Japanese Noodles Wild Salmon Baked in Parchment with Avocado-Garlic Sauce Wild Salmon with Basil Pesto
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 below 38° F (3° C). Use within 12 hours for best results. To quick-thaw, place unopened frozen package in cool water for 30 minutes or until fish is flexible.
Cooking and serving tips
- Rinse fish quickly in cold, clean water.
- Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 7-8 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 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 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).
Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.
Standard Shipping Fees
- Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
- $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
- $99 and over = FREE shipping
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