What exactly is Sockeye and why is it so special?
Sockeye are a beautiful fish that also happen to taste great. They're not able to be farmed so they're always wild. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has a lot of information on the fish and how they're managed, if the overview above wasn't enough, check this out.
What makes your fish so great?
We take extra special care with each and every one. These Wild Alaskan Sockeye are free of added hormones, dyes, and antibiotics. Because that's the way food should always be...
Also, our fish is processed then immediately bagged and flash frozen. We even opt to keep the bones in the fillets so they can be frozen as soon as possible, resulting in a fresher tasting fish when you're ready to eat it.
Wait, there are bones in this fish?
Yes! That fish needed those bones to retain its structural integrity and swim before it became your dinner. We opt to keep the bones in our fillets so they can be frozen as soon as possible, resulting in a fresher tasting fish when you're ready to eat it. Deboning is before cooking is optional and easy:
1. Grab a pair of pliers (yes, from your toolbox is fine)
2. Run your fingers along the spine and feel for the pin bones (should be only about 6-8 inches of bones)
3. Pull each bone out in the direction it grows
You're done! For a visual demonstration, watch Bobby Flay do it.
Do your fillets have bellies?
They used to. Salmon have a fatty area on the bottom side of their torso called the belly which we have removed as part of the processing into a fillet so that we can smoke them. Belly meat is delicious. Like the bacon of fish.
How do I order wholesale?
We love wholesale! Send us an email at email@example.com and we'll reach out to you about pricing.
What is "click and collect" shipping?
Click and collect is an option available to our local customers. Choose this option during checkout and we'll reach out to you to make arrangements to deliver the product in person. We recommend this!
What is your shipping policy?
We're not going to lie. Shipping fresh and frozen food is challenging. And expensive. We're always looking for ways to make sending our products cheaper and faster but right now it's not possible to have both.
We ship via FedEx next day air to all destinations outside of Washington. Inside of Washington, we will typically ship normal ground. We pack the box with materials to keep the fish cold but strongly recommend that you remove the fish from the shipping package when it arrives and put it into the refrigerator or freezer.
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship internationally at this time.
Is there a way to make shipping cheaper?
Yes! It starts with placing an order of 30 lbs or more. These boxes are great to split with family or friends or to keep for yourself so you can have a freezer full of awesome salmon handy any time of the year.
- For larger boxes, we can usually (but not always) ship to your nearest airport. You can then head to their cool freight area where most normal airline passengers don't go and pick up your box. This is a great option and is how we got our start.
- If you live in the Puget Sound area, let us know and we may be able to arrange a way to meet and deliver your salmon to you directly.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.