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Ocean Tides – Watching the Rivers Run

Chef – Copper River Salmon Opens Mid-May!

In 1868, a year after the Alaskan Purchase, Americans began to explore Southern Alaska. It was evident that the lands and seas were flush with future wealth. Within the next 10 years, Americans had began their trade with the natives, but not just simple Otter pelts, but fish, game, mining rights, and prospecting lands. In the late 1800’s the Copper River opens for commercial fishing. As one of the earliest and most celebrated Alaskan Fisheries, the Copper River has been in the celebrations and rituals of the native Eyak for thousands of years, the hearts and economy of the locals for over a century, and the menus and tables of a nation for decades. It is truly one of the most significant Salmon runs of the season.
The Copper River is a fast flowing, 290 mile long, valley carving beast. Dropping an average of 12 feet per mile at 7 miles per hour, this is a Salmon Slalom like no other. The sheer speed and escalation of the Copper River is directly related to the celebration of the fattiness of Copper River Salmon. The needed “fat” of the fish to make this run is comparable to fish that make much longer journeys. Long before their instinctive migrations begin, these fish naturally understand the necessity of feeding for fuel. They veraciously pack on the silky fat to burn along the trek to their spawning grounds upriver. The Copper River Runs will be closely monitored for fishing times and dates, and SeafoodS.com will fiercely source and procure Copper River Salmon for your menus, features, and specialties. We will “Follow the River” for every major River Opening this season. Stay tuned…

The Copper River

Copper Sockeye – Red or Bluejack Salmon

(Oncorhynchus nerka)

Copper Coho – Silver Salmon

(Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Copper Chinook – King Salmon

(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Contact SeafoodS.com to Customize Your Spring Features

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Follow the River

Follow the River

2015 Alaskan River Chinook Approach

In the coming months SeafoodS.com will “Follow the River”. We begin in the early parts of May tracing the Alaskan Chinook River Runs. Our intent is to bring the marketability of the best “Salmon Story” to our customers while taking a brief tour of the Alaskan River Systems. Along the way we will showcase the pristine rivers and watersheds of Alaska and offer their bounty direct to our customers. This will be an entertaining way to learn more about the rivers, openings, management, trace-ability, and species while simultaneously sourcing the Salmon of specific fisheries. The goal will be to attribute to your successes in sourcing and presenting a highly recognizable product. Look for the upcoming “Copper River Opening”, and allow SeafoodS.com to provide a menu able Chinook for the 2015 “River Run”.


Bringing Sable to the Table

Black Cod Dish2

Along with SeafoodS.com stellar Halibut, we offer “Air Freight Fresh” Alaskan Black Cod! Direct Flights provide the opportunity to receive Alaskan Black Cod with the quickest turnaround available.

Alaskan Black Cod (aka Sable) is one of the North Pacific’s finest features. With deep levels of moisture and a paper white flesh, the Black Cod represents the apex of fine dining. Occasionally referred to as “Butterfish”, there isn’t a better way to describe this species. Butter…

While enjoying the Alaskan Power Duo of Black Cod and Halibut, remember… SeafoodS.com is a great resource for that Seafood Section of your menu. With the quick repack in L.A., you have the freedom to “Build A Box”. SeafoodS.com displays a wide variety of incredible line of species available to pack alongside your Alaskan fish. Here are a few examples of a “Built Box”, but there are way too many to list:

  • Alaskan Black Cod for your Menu and New Zealand Tai Snapper for your Whole Fish Feature.
  • Alaskan Halibut for your Menu and Tahitian #1 Yellowfin Tuna for your Sashimi Feature.
  • New Zealand Bluenose (aka Antarctic Butterfish) and Alaskan Black Cod (aka Alaskan Butterfish) for a “Butterfish” Duo.
  • Alaskan Black Cod for Dinner Service and Saltwater Barramundi portions for Lunch.
  • Alaskan Black Cod with a 5 ounce Brazilian Lobster Tail add on.


Long Live the King… Salmon

Salmon King

The Reign is Changing.

As Fishermen in the Northwest report that the Fishing of King Salmon is slowing , SeafoodS.com looks to the best option to replace these seasonal species. Let’s face it. There is no “cold turkey” when weening your guests from their King Salmon fondness. That’s why we look at some transitional products to ease them into your next big menu change. 

King Salmon! Everyone loves the silkiness of a great King Salmon. The name itself has been a monster self marketing tool for you and your staff. “King Salmon” and “Chinook” just roll off of the tongues of servers and the words  seem to leap off of the menu. Transitioning King Salmon is one of the most simple. New Zealand’s Ora King Salmon, or New Zealand’s Sanford Ltd King Salmon

Each have a great offering of the highest quality Chinook. New Zealand Kings consistently honor the species and directly apply themselves to the most enthusiastic recipe. New Zealand King Salmon boast deep color, optimal fat content, and a healthy glisten. These fish are a pinnacle in conscientious protein sourcing, and one of the best options for menu transition.