Fresh seafood like Alaskan sockeye salmon is one of the best parts about living in the Pacific Northwest. Summer is the sockeye salmon season in Alaska, and it’s easy and delicious to reap the benefits of cooking the seafood. Fresh, high quality ingredients are the bread and butter of a cooked salmon meal —And Tacoma Boys has all the fresh produce and ingredients to get you there.
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
Compared to other types of salmon, fresh wild Alaskan sockeye salmon is a nice dark pink. It’s sometimes smaller and may have a more intense fish flavor. Salmon filets are commonly prepared with garlic, butter, lemon, and herbs like dill and chives. Salmon is known as a healthy fish because it’s rich in protein and nutrients: Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B-12, D, and iron. Alaskan sockeye salmon is a great main entree because it’s naturally an excellent source of protein. It’s versatile to prepare and cook and well liked by many seafood lovers.
The Pacific Northwest specifically is a great place to eat salmon because it is fresh and commonly prepared around the area. People will eat salmon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s often enjoyed with other light and subtly flavored sides like Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice and sauteed vegetables. Or, try the salmon marinated in Stonewall Kitchen Honey Orange Balsamic Dressing and served on salad.
In addition to fresh wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, you can also find canned Henry & Lisa’s Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon at Tacoma Boys. Canned salmon is a great option for camping, quick snacking, and last-minute meals.
Fresh Seafood at Tacoma Boys
Fresh seafood is easy to prepare and delicious to enjoy. There are several ways to enjoy seafood with basic ingredients and fun recipes. Fresh seafood is always available at Tacoma Boys in addition to fresh produce and everything else you need for a seafood dinner. Summer is a good time to enjoy seafood because there is a wide variety available throughout the season. In addition to fresh wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, Tacoma Boys offers a rotating selection of fresh seafood, including:
- Fresh wild red rock snapper filets: These rock snapper filets can be baked, pan-fried, grilled, poached, etc. Season and cook them similar to salmon.
- Wild royal red prawns: Prawns are easy and quick to cook in several methods and recipes.
- Wild ahi tuna medallions: Tuna can be pan-seared or grilled. Season or marinate it however you like!
- Beer battered cod fillets: Prepared cod fillets make fish and chips or tropical fish tacos a deliciously quick dinner plan.
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The best thing about cooking salmon recipes is how simple and delicious it is to prepare. All you need is a few fresh, quality ingredients to get started. Some salmon recipes may require marinating the fish or using fresh citrus and herbs for a light and bright flavor. You can also use sauces or make your own to add even more flavor. If you’ve never cooked salmon before, don’t hesitate! It’s actually quite easy and often quick to prepare and cook salmon. All the different methods to cook salmon may seem intimidating, but they are all good for different reasons.
Baked salmon is easy and convenient, but may take a bit longer than other methods. It’s a good method when using marinades and sauces. Try a mixture of sour cream, garlic, dill, chives, and lemon for a refreshing sauce!
Similar to baking salmon, you can broil it for a quicker and crispier result. But keep an eye on it! Broiling can easily lead to burning. Simply prepare the salmon with your oil and seasonings and pop it under the broiler for 15-20 minutes.
One of the more common ways to prepare salmon is by pan-frying the fish. You can use lots of salty, buttery, lemony ingredients alongside the salmon filets. Or, make a sauce to go over top. This recipe for a creamy feta garlic sauce by Half Baked Harvest sounds perfect for salmon!
Sockeye salmon is a great fish for grilling! Hot and fast, grilled salmon is popular because of the buttery, smoky flavors. Tacoma Boy’s recipe for Citrus Herb Grilled Salmon is one simple and delicious way to cook salmon.
Low and slow, salmon can be poached in water or a flavorful sauce. Try this recipe for curry poached salmon featuring coconut milk, curry paste, and fresh garlic and ginger.
Shopping for Salmon
There’s no right way to enjoy your wild Alaskan sockeye salmon — It’s all about eating what you prefer, prepared simply with quality ingredients. Tacoma Boys looks forward to helping you prepare your delicious salmon dinner with fresh produce and specialty food products, too! To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!