- Taste: rich and pronounced flavor, minerally and nutty undertones
- Texture: firm, fatty, medium flake
- Pack Size: by the pound
- Origin: North Pacific, USA - mouth of the Copper River, AK.
- Catch Method: Drift Gill Net, Purse Seine, Reef Net, Troll
- Sustainability Rating: (Best Choice – Alaska, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll caught / Good Alternative – Washington and Oregon) - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
- Recommended Preparation: Bake, Broil, Grill, Pan-sear, Poach, Smoke, Cure
- Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound) Calories 275 Fat 11g, Cholesterol 107mg, Sodium 175mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 48g, Calcium 24mg, Iron 1.2mg, Potassium 770mg, Vitamin A 355 IU, Vitamin B12 11 UG, Vitamin C 0mg, Omega 3's 2500mg
The Copper River Sockeye Salmon has become well-known over the past 30 years for its rich, nutty, and minerally flavor. This flavor is provided, in part, by the fat in the muscle tissue which has been built up to prepare for the difficult journey up the Copper River. This river is relatively short at 290 miles in length, but it has a large vertical drop and many difficult waterfalls navigate over. It takes a genetically well-built fish to make it up this river and then to successfully procreate. All of this makes for a great-tasting fish.