Salmon Sampler (Summer Catch)

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NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER SHARES FROM MULTIPLE SEASONAL CATCHES, PLEASE PLACE THOSE ORDERS SEPARATELY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'D LIKE BOTH THE FALL CATCH AND THE SPRING CATCH, COMPILE YOUR ORDER FROM THE FALL OFFERINGS THEN CHECK OUT AND PAY. THEN CREATE A NEW ORDER FOR YOUR SPRING ORDER FROM THE SPRING OFFERINGS.

My salmon sampler is 2.5 lbs. each of my three favorite salmon––king, coho, and sockeye salmon, plus 2.5 lbs. of my salmon burgers.  If you can't decide which species to get, or if you want to try them all side by side, my salmon sampler is the way to go.

Each of the three species has their own unique flavor, texture, and color. While sockeye is brilliant red and firm with a "salmony" flavor, king is mild, rich, and delicate. Coho is similar to king but a little less rich. My salmon burgers are a mixture of two or three species, combining the best aspects of each (and a few choice ingredients) into a delicious, healthy, and extremely easy to cook salmon burger.

The sockeye, king, and coho salmon come as boneless portions. The salmon burgers are hand chopped salmon with shallots/onions, bread crumbs, capers, and mustard. They are hand formed salmon patties. See below in "Cut" for more details.

NOTE: Because it can be much harder to weight out exactly 2.5 lbs. than a larger amount like 10 lbs., there can be more weight variability in this Share than others,

Preorder Preorder Period:
Jan. 1 - Aug. 1, 2019

Shipping:
Your seafood will ship to your doorstep via FedEx Ground or Express, depending on where you live. Expect your seafood Oct. 7 - 11, 2019. This page details shipping rates: https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping

Cut:
King salmon portions are about 1 lb. each, but can be as small as 0.75 lbs. and as large as 1.25 lbs. each. Sockeye and coho portions are typically 0.75 lb. each, but can be as small as 0.5 lb. and as large as 1 lb. each. My salmon burgers are hand formed, packed two to a bag, and weigh about 1/3 lb. each burger––0.75 lbs. per package.

Bones:
I remove the bones for you. I do occasionally miss one, but don't worry, pin bones are not dangerous.

Packaging:
I vacuum seal my salmon in heavy 5mm bags and ship to you in foam shipping boxes. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for at least 12 months.

Who, Where, When, & How:

  1. Who Caught It? 
    I did. Traveler Taj Terpening. My crew of 2 or 3 help out too. My Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) permit number is S04T 60089E.
  2. Where Was it Caught?
    On the Ugashik River in Western, Alaska. The town of Pilot Point is nearby (population 69). I fish at just upriver from my cabins on my Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Shore Fisheries Lease (S 09° 11" W 15222', tract A on diagram 1309). 
  3. When is it Caught?
    Sockeye return to our river in early June and run until mid-August. Coho run after that, from about mid-August through September. 
  4. How was this Caught?
    My permit allows me to catch salmon by setnet, which is a style of fishing using a short net (50 fathoms) stretched from shore. I pick fish from the net by hand and immediately gill, gut, and pressure bleed each one. The salmon then rest in slush ice until I cary them up the beach to my fillet cabin for filleting, vac bagging and blast freezing. In many cases my fish are frozen within a hour or two of being caught.

Interesting smoked salmon info:

  • When I was a bear viewing guide I was once asked, "When do the smoked salmon run?" 
  • Alaskan artists Ray Troll created a wonderful piece depicting a man holding a miniature salmon between his fingers like a cigar. The caption reads, "If you're going to smoke, smoke salmon."


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