Wild Alaska Salmon

Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon – 50+ grams of protein

So, where exactly does Wild Caught Alaska Sockeye Salmon fall in line when it comes to being a PROTEIN SUPER FOOD? We did our research and the internet was very eager to educate. A Simple search of the term ‘high protein foods’ and you’ll be rewarded with link after link of all the gurus’ top ‘BEST’ lists. We weren’t surprised to find foods such as chicken, steak, peanut butter and hard boiled eggs on the list, but we did get a surprise to find other tasty treats.

In short and according to WebMD, Protein helps the body to build and repair tissues. Protein is an essential building block for bones, muscle, cartilage, skin and blood.

After completing our review of the top proteins available for our daily diet, we compiled our own list. Guess which protein cornered the top spot?

  1. Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon – 59 grams in our 8 oz. portion size
  2. Brussels Sprouts – combine with the above Wild Sockeye Salmon for a muscle rebuilding dinner
  3. Peanut Butter – add celery sticks or cut up carrots as your spoon, and you’re on the way to a protein packed snack
  4. Quinoa – a fully vegetarian option for raking in those proteins. The major win here, quinoa contains all 11 essential proteins, making for a ‘complete protein’ addition to any meal.

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How much protein in wild alaska salmon

Protein in Wild Alaska Salmon

Wild Alaska Salmon is packed with key nutrients such as Vitamin B6 & B12, Omega 3-fatty acids and of course, PROTEIN. a single 6 oz. portion of Wild Alaska Salmon contains 46+ grams of protein.

Post Workout Protein Punch

Quickly add to the rebuilding of those fatigued muscles, with a quick and easy pan seared Wild Alaska Salmon, post workout Protein Punch.

Use a cast iron skillet for best results

  1. Cut and squeeze a fresh lemon over your Wild Alaska Sockeye fillet
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste, I enjoy using garlic salt and onion powder as well
  3. On medium heat, add a few drops of Olive Oil to your skillet
  4. Once the pan is nice and hot, add your Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, meat side down. Let the heat set in and flip to the skin side after 2-3 minutes.
  5. continue cooking skin side down another 7-10 minutes, depending on size of your fillet
  6. Remove from heat and serve over a bed of brown rice

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Be sure not to overcook your Wild Alaska Salmon as you will lose tenderness, flakiness and overall flavor. Look out for the white film that appears on the top of your Wild Alaska Salmon during the cooking process. This is all the lovely fat rising to the top. Once you see the fat, you’re in tasting territory. Sample a small piece from the center before serving.

At I Choose Wild, we deliver Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon direct to your door. We spend our summer months in Bristol Bay Alaska working directly with local fishermen and fishing families. Browse our current selection of Wild Caught Alaska Sockeye Salmon direct from Bristol Bay.

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We Tried It Here…

Here at I Choose Wild, we’re always searching the web for fun and exciting ways to prepare our favorite protein, Wild Alaska Salmon. We found the following recipe for Smoked Salmon on Pinterest and decided to give it a go.

For this method of smoking salmon, we used our Big Chief smoker, found on Amazon for a tad over $100. The smoker itself  pretty much comes out of the box ready to operate. Slap a few screws on for the handle, plug it in and you’re ready to rock.

This recipe for Smoked Wild Alaska Salmon boils down to 3 easy steps.

  1. portion and pat dry your Wild Alaska Salmon
  2. Mix dry brine and cover Wild Alaska Salmon completely in high wall dish, refrigerate for 8+ hours
  3. Place on racks and smoke for approx. 3-4 hours. Let air dry another hour and enjoy

Using the Big Chief smoker, we filled the wood chips tray 3 times, each tray burning roughly 45-55 minutes. In all, our Wild Alaska Salmon was exposed to direct smoke for about 3 hours before resting in the smoker an additional hour before the racks were removed.

Check out the full recipe and step by step instructions here

Overall, the final result is a well smoked, almost jerky like Wild Alaska Salmon. My one recommendation, reduce the Kosher Salt to 3/4 cups instead of a full cup. It tends to lean a bit on the salty side following the traditional recipe.

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Beer Battered Sockeye Salmon! Yum

The Top 2% – Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon

A quick snapshot of the global salmon production, as reported by the 2018 Bristol Bay Sockeye Market Report, by WINK Research & Consulting:

Of all the Salmon that is harvested and produced globally

2% = Wild-Caught Bristol Bay Alaska Sockeye Salmon

26% = Other Wild Salmon (Russia, Canada and other parts of Alaska)

72% = Farmed Salmon

At ichoosewild.com, 100% of our Sockeye Salmon comes from Bristol Bay Alaska, where do you get your fish from?


100% Wild-Caught Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon


We know you have a choice when it comes to selecting food for your families table. At ichoosewild.com, we have partnered with fishermen and local processors to ensure that your Sockeye Salmon is always wild-caught and sustainably harvested in the waters of Bristol Bay Alaska.

Check out the video below for more information on where your Salmon comes from.

All video and photography courtesy of bristolbaysockeye.org thank you!

100% Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon

Bristol Bay Alaska is a very special place. Home to the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world. Each year, over 50 million fish return to the fishing grounds of the rural communities that make up Bristol Bay Alaska. Year round, the living populations are mere few hundred residents. As the salmon make their return, you can expect Bristol Bay to grow by the thousands.

with ichoosewild.com, you can be 100% certain that your Sockeye Salmon is Bristol Bay Alaska Sockeye Salmon.

All video and photography courtesy of bristolbaysockeye.org thank you!


100% the Right choice

Bristol Bay Alaska, home to the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.

Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of the men and women responsible for making your catch.

You will also see the care and pride that each hand along the process takes in ensuring you the best possible Sockeye Salmon around.

All video and photography courtesy of bristolbaysockeye.org thank you!