Event #9

Fresh & Wild Sockeye Salmon from Copper River, Alaska

Ships week of 06/17

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This year marks SeaBear's 24th year of bringing you fresh and wild Copper River Sockeye salmon!

The Story of the Copper River:

High on Alaska's remote Mt. Wrangell, the melting ice of Copper Glacier gives birth to the legendary Copper River - a raging 300-mile river, which is home to the most anticipated, and celebrated, wild salmon run in the world. Beginning 3,600 feet above sea level, the Copper River squeezes its way through narrow canyons with walls of rock towering hundreds of feet above the river. As the Copper River forces its way downstream, it creates fast currents and powerful waves until it ultimately reaches sea level at the Copper River flats where it meets the Gulf of Alaska. Copper River Salmon has been commercially harvested since 1889.

Today these thoroughbreds of the sea are widely recognized for the unmatched culinary experience they offer, as they find their way to fine restaurants and markets across the country direct from one of the most pristine, most rugged, most untouched corners of the world.

What You Can Expect from SeaBear:

Your Fresh Salmon will be hand-filleted and shipped fresh, never frozen. It should arrive cool to the touch, on gel ice packs. We provide free sea salt & cracked pepper with every order of this phenomenal fresh salmon along with cooking instructions, storage guidelines, and tips to make this a memorable meal.

Whole Copper River Sockeye Salmon - Headed and gutted, great for a celebratory BBQ or for roasting whole.

*Please note, due to these fish being so fresh and tender, removing all bones is not possible, so fillets will likely contain bones.

Any additional items ordered with a Fresh & Wild Event will ship on the same day as the event.

No matter how you prefer to cook your Fresh & Wild fillet, taking your time is key. Slow cooking helps seal in those natural juices for a more flavorful dish. Look for the flesh to go from translucent to mostly opaque and flake easily with a fork to know it's done.

For baking, preheat your oven to 275°F. Lay your fillet on a cookie sheet brushed with olive oil, skin side down, and bake for around 15-18 minutes without flipping.

If you're grilling, brush your grill with olive oil before heating. Once it's medium-hot (hold your hand 6 inches above the grill for 5 seconds), brush the top of each fillet with olive oil and place them on the grill. Season with salt and pepper, grill until the edges start turning opaque, flip once, and continue until fully cooked.

Fresh fish is a wonderful addition to your meals, offering both flavor and nutrition. To preserve its quality and safety, follow these tips for storing fresh fish:

  1. Keep it cold: When your Fresh & Wild catch arrives, promptly refrigerate. For best results, place it on a bed of ice or use ice packs to maintain a cold temperature.
  2. Wrap it up: Use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to tightly wrap the fish. This prevents exposure to air and helps retain moisture, keeping the fish fresh.
  3. Plan your meal: Fresh fish is most enjoyable within 1 to 3 days after delivery. If you don't plan to use it within this timeframe, consider freezing it to preserve its freshness.

How is the freshness of the fish guaranteed during delivery? 

Your Fresh & Wild fillet will ship fresh, never frozen. It should arrive cool to the touch on gel ice packs. Our fresh events ship with expedited shipping and are packaged in insulated bags that keep them cool.

Can I freeze my fresh fish?

Your fresh fillets can be frozen & will keep in the freezer for approximately 30 days; once thawed it should be cooked and used within 1-2 days.  We recommend after rinsing the fillets and patting dry, to wrap in a plastic wrap and then in a freezer bag before freezing.

Do the Fresh & Wild filets contain bones? 

Your Fresh & Wild fish has been hand-filleted and may come with a few pin bones as these are hard to remove in fresh fish.

Where do you source your fresh fish? 

We work with different fishing companies and have many catch locations for our Fresh & Wild Events. Your order will come with an insert that will give you details of where the product came from. Some of our most favorite catch locations are Columbia River, Salish Sea, Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, and of course Copper River.

No matter how you prefer to cook your Fresh & Wild fillet, taking your time is key. Slow cooking helps seal in those natural juices for a more flavorful dish. Look for the flesh to go from translucent to mostly opaque and flake easily with a fork to know it's done.

For baking, preheat your oven to 275°F. Lay your fillet on a cookie sheet brushed with olive oil, skin side down, and bake for around 15-18 minutes without flipping.

If you're grilling, brush your grill with olive oil before heating. Once it's medium-hot (hold your hand 6 inches above the grill for 5 seconds), brush the top of each fillet with olive oil and place them on the grill. Season with salt and pepper, grill until the edges start turning opaque, flip once, and continue until fully cooked.

Fresh fish is a wonderful addition to your meals, offering both flavor and nutrition. To preserve its quality and safety, follow these tips for storing fresh fish:

  1. Keep it cold: When your Fresh & Wild catch arrives, promptly refrigerate. For best results, place it on a bed of ice or use ice packs to maintain a cold temperature.
  2. Wrap it up: Use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to tightly wrap the fish. This prevents exposure to air and helps retain moisture, keeping the fish fresh.
  3. Plan your meal: Fresh fish is most enjoyable within 1 to 3 days after delivery. If you don't plan to use it within this timeframe, consider freezing it to preserve its freshness.

How is the freshness of the fish guaranteed during delivery? 

Your Fresh & Wild fillet will ship fresh, never frozen. It should arrive cool to the touch on gel ice packs. Our fresh events ship with expedited shipping and are packaged in insulated bags that keep them cool.

Can I freeze my fresh fish?

Your fresh fillets can be frozen & will keep in the freezer for approximately 30 days; once thawed it should be cooked and used within 1-2 days.  We recommend after rinsing the fillets and patting dry, to wrap in a plastic wrap and then in a freezer bag before freezing.

Do the Fresh & Wild filets contain bones? 

Your Fresh & Wild fish has been hand-filleted and may come with a few pin bones as these are hard to remove in fresh fish.

Where do you source your fresh fish? 

We work with different fishing companies and have many catch locations for our Fresh & Wild Events. Your order will come with an insert that will give you details of where the product came from. Some of our most favorite catch locations are Columbia River, Salish Sea, Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, and of course Copper River.

Fresh & Wild
HOW IT WORKS

  • Fishermen catch your fish, put it on ice, & fly it to us in Anacortes, WA.

  • Fresh Steelhead Trout | SeaBear Smokehouse

    We clean, fillet, & inspect your fish the same day it’s received.

  • We ship the product directly to your doorstep. Fresh, never frozen.

Sustainably Caught

Ships on Ice

Fresh, Never Frozen

Sustainably Caught

Ships on Ice

Fresh, Never Frozen

Sustainably Caught

Ships on Ice

Fresh, Never Frozen

Sustainably Caught

Ships on Ice

Fresh, Never Frozen

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