Smoked Pacific salmon is an easy way to add a lot of flavor to creamy cheeses, pasta sauces, and canapés.
Two flavors are available:
Smoked with Garlic & Pepper: This delicious fish is brined in a mixture of honey and salt and then hot-smoked with alder wood for a mild smoky-sweet flavor. After it has been smoked, it is topped with black pepper and garlic.
Smoked with Honey: The milder of the two varieties of smoked Alaskan Pink salmon we carry, this delicious fish is brined in a mixture of honey and salt, then hot-smoked with alder wood for a mild smoky-sweet flavor.
Pink salmon (aka humpback salmon) is the most abundant of the salmon varieties caught in the Pacific Northwest, but it's also the least known. That’s a shame, because they are more abundant and have the most delicate, tender flesh of all the Pacific species. Pink salmon eat lower down on the food chain than most other salmon. They also spawn (and thus are fished) at a much younger age. This means that there is less bioaccumulation of toxic residue in their bodies compared to other species.
Pink salmon are the smallest of the Pacific species, which means their fillets are correspondingly smaller and more manageable than those taken from a King or other large salmon. Their flesh has a smaller flake than a sockeye or king.
So why don’t you see them all over restaurant menus? Unfortunately, Pink salmon are often fished in such a way that their natural tenderness becomes a detriment. The mechanized unloading of fish from large boats en-masse via vacuum tubes pounds them to such an extent that they’re usually only suitable for canning.
The Pink salmon we offer are fished in a sustainable fashion off the coast of Alaska to not imperil the health of the fisheries. They are headed and gutted then refrigerated at sea, resulting in a far fresher fish. Upon returning to harbor, they are carefully carried from family-operated fishing boats one at a time, by hand, before being flash-frozen, preserving them in all their tender, tasty glory.
Pink salmon fillets, and whole pink salmon are also available.
Ingredients: Wild Pink Salmon, honey, salt and spices.