Note (4.18.22) - Typically I only offer halibut and sablefish with the Spring Catch. This spring the troll king season has been productive early so it's become a great opportunity for you to get some early, beautiful sea-run kings. Unlike the Summer Catch, this is a very limited quantity. There are just a few shares of bone in king from the fall of 2021. This is beautiful fish that will taste and look perfect, and it's on sale. The majority of the king available with this catch is boneless and will have been caught a few weeks before you receive it.
King salmon is the king of the salmon, and in more than one way. While certainly the largest of the salmon (the world record was 126 lbs!), it is also considered by many to be the most delicious. The soft and flaky flesh has a pleasant mild salmon taste and a luscious rich, almost buttery, flavor. If you love king, mine is the best.
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Jan. 1 - May 9, 2022
Your seafood will ship to you via FedEx May 16 & 17, 2022. It will arrive a few days later. This page details shipping rates: https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping. Orders to the eastern half of the country go FedEx and orders to the western half of the country go 2-day FedEx.
I offer my king in several cuts:
For more information on cuts and bones, have a look here: https://salmonandsable.com/pages/bones-cuts
For convenience and to avoid confusion, I now only offer boneless king. I pull the pin bones by hand which results in a lovely and uniquely hand crafted fillet. My deboned king is generally 90-100% boneless with one or two pin bones sometimes remaining in the collar area of the fillet. The tail portion is naturally mostly or totally boneless.
I vacuum seal my salmon in heavy 5mm bags to avoid broken seals and freezer burn. virtually all other seafood is vacuum sealed in 4mm or lighter bags. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for 12 months or more.
After commercial fishing Alaska's waters for 25 years, I am starting to focus more on turning out stunning fillets for your dinner table and less on sloshing around in my boat fishing. Although I am sometimes fishing, more often I am jumping on a friend's skiff to get their best fish before taking them ashore and filleting them in my beach-front fillet cabin. The art and craft of turning out beautiful fillets is more and more where my heart is these days. I call it salmon craft.
All my sockeye is hand-caught, filleted, and pin boned in a fillet cabin on the banks of the Ugashik River in remote western Alaska. Bristol Bay is the biggest salmon run on earth. Sometimes there are more than 65 million sockeye returning to spawn! Although we do catch quite a bit of king on the Ugashik River, I also source some from friends who are involved in the troll-caught fishery of Southeast Alaska. These are stunning fish caught one at a time by hook in their prime in the open ocean.
When it comes to the white fish I sell, both species, halibut and sablefish, are sourced from friends in Kodiak and Southeast, Alaska. Although I commercially fished halibut for years in my youth, it's something I now leave to my tougher friends.
My smoked salmon comes from a dear friend in Southeast, Alaska who has smoked for me for years. His smoked salmon isn't available anywhere else and is out of this world.