Do you love salmon? These delicious sockeye salmon recipes are perfect for including more of this extra-healthy wild Pacific fish in your diet.
Are you trying to eat more salmon?
Do you find salmon labels to be a little confusing?
As you browse the seafood aisle, take a moment to look for my favorite salmon-- sockeye salmon.
Sockeye salmon is a type of Wild Pacific salmon, and is usually in waters in or near Alaska during the summer salmon runs.
Where Can I Buy Sockeye Salmon?
If you live in the Pacific northwest or Alaska, you should be able to find fresh Alaska sockeye salmon during the peak summer season.
If you live anywhere else in the United States, look for sockeye salmon with the frozen seafood.
You can find sockeye salmon cut into fillets or as a larger salmon side.
What Does Sockeye Salmon Look Like?
Sockeye salmon is a rich, bright red color. High-quality sockeye salmon will be plump and oily when thawed.
What Does This Salmon Taste Like?
Sockeye salmon has a strong wild, almost gamey flavor.
It pairs well with bright flavors like citrus or tart fruit.
I also like using sockeye salmon in recipes that use very rich ingredients like nuts or creamy, buttery sauces.
While other types of salmon would add an extra layer of richness, sockeye adds a more refreshing and interesting flavor contrast.
How Do I Cook Sockeye Salmon?
The same way you cook any piece of salmon! Learn some basic techniques here: How to Cook Salmon.
If you're looking for sockeye salmon fillet recipes, you've come to the right place! These recipe ideas are written specifically with sockeye salmon in mind, and will help highlight its unique, delicious flavors.
If you're a bourbon fan, I recommend starting with my most popular sockeye salmon recipe-- Bourbon Salmon with Pecans.
If you love puff pastry, my Salmon Wellington is a personal favorite.
Most of the following recipes work perfectly with both canned sockeye salmon and canned pink salmon.
They're perfect recipes to throw into your regular dinner rotation, because you can keep most of the ingredients on hand!