The Place: Bristol Bay
Alaska’s Bristol Bay is a huge sprawling watershed of winding streams and rivers, vast wetlands and tundra and forests of spruce and alder. This remarkable watershed combined with the pristine ocean environment into which Bristol Bay rivers flow create a home to the world’s largest wild, sustainable Sockeye salmon resource. Bristol Bay is truly a National Treasure.
In the summer of 2019 over 60 million wild Sockeye salmon returned to the five major river systems in Bristol Bay, one of the largest returns in recorded history.
The Fish: Iconic Sockeye
Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon; Ruby red flesh and clean, rich flavor, a delight to a salmon lover’s palate. Sockeye salmon is ideal for grilling, pan-searing, roasting or poaching. The rich, wild taste pairs well with simple fresh herbs and citrus or can be complimented with sauces such as creamy lemon dill, honey siracha, Asian hoisin or a multitude of other creations.
The Fish: Make Me Healthy
The nutritional benefits of Sockeye salmon are remarkable. Often referred to as a “superfood”, a 5 oz portion of Bristol Bay sockeye contains 30.5 gms of protein, 1580 mgs of omega-3 fatty acids, and more than 100% of the RDA of Vitamin D and B 12.
Recent studies clearly show that consumption of Omega 3s can have positive impacts on cardiovascular health, brain function, anti-inflammatory response, and blood chemistry profile. Read more here https://www.nutritionadvance.com/wild-alaskan-sockeye-salmon-benefits/