I got to admit, these two words did not quite match up in my head after learning from the company Alaska Wild Salmon & Seafood, yet it did makes sense if you see it as a distributor for this delicacy. In the beginnings the company was rather specialized on fishing trips to Alaska, than dealing with the product itself. But nature would not be nature if some poor fishermen would return home without the big catch. So soon the requests for imported salmon would grow.
Today Alaska Wild Salmon and Seafood is specialized on bringing the finest seafood to customers from Austria and Germany, while maintaining the highest quality due to only three delivery periods a year. As it is only wild catch of Sockeye, King and Coho Salmon, the three best qualities one can get, only limited possibility to fish these is given by the government to secure future stocks. This explains the few delivery dates. But less is more and if it is of this standard, fine with me.
Sure, one might ask: why would I not just by it from my supermarket, as it says Alaska salmon too? Well, the three qualities above are the best ones available…no mass animal husbandry, no antibiotics, no GMO and a natural living animal. Supermarket chains would likely not offer a product of this range, simply because of the little availability and the price. Yet the wild salmon travels miles over miles which, leads to pure muscle meat without the common amount of fat from the mass husbandry ones with only very little movement possibilities for the fish. The difference is taste.
As Santa Claus is about to knock on our doors soon and we slowly ask ourselves what to treat us with for Christmas dinner, this might be your chance to try out something really special. Place your order until December 5th and receive fresh Alaska wild salmon before the celebrations. Delivery dates will be December 11th, 12th or the 18th and sure you will receive it frozen, securely packaged to guarantee best quality.
I had the chance to enjoy the Sockeye salmon pure and as a cured variation. To be honest, I did not have a fish in this quality for quite a while. To share a little more with you, I created two recipes from each variation which could be something for your Christmas celebrations too? Underneath you will find the first salmon recipe from the natural version, the second one will follow soon to be found here too. So stay tuned for more!
For more inspiration you might want to check out my recipes for confit salmon with beetroot hummus or a variation with matcha sauce and blueberries too.