Posted by: wildfishmonger | November 18, 2010

Afishionado Archive 11/11/10

Hello, and Happy Daylight Savings Time from the Salmon River Company! We trust all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving and and are looking forward to another year of winter wonderland here in Eastern Ontario. We’ve got some new products for the season that we are very excited about, and great prices on some of our favorite fish.


Cured and Smoked for us in Vancouver, we have packs of delicious wild Sockeye Indian Candy. If you have never had it, you will certainly enjoy the chewy (almost like jerky) texture and sweet finish of this delightful snack or appetizer. Enjoy it on a hike, with a bottle of Chablis or as a canape appetizer. Each 227g pack is just $9.75.


We’ve received a large amount of Stikine River Sockeye portions that we are making available to customers at a terrific discount. These Sockeye portions have very minor skin blemishes (knife cuts, net damage, etc.) that prevents them from being given a premium grade, but in no way affects the taste, texture or quality of the fish. We guarantee it!

Instead of the usual $13.20 per pound in case lots, we are clearing these portions at $10.60 per pound in a minimum 20 lb case. That’s just $212 for a full case and, if you are in our delivery area, there is no charge to bring it to you.


Our selection of premium wild ocean fish has expanded to include:

Mackerel, Pacific Red Snapper portions along with exotic shellfish: Clearwater Scallops from Nova Scotia and wild prawns from the Sea of Cortez on the east coast of the Baja Peninsula. We also have a very limited supply of Black Cod (Sablefish). This special product won’t last long, so order now!


The holiday season is fast approaching and we are bringing back our holiday gift baskets! Each basket contains a 4 pound selection of our in-house smoked salmon and tuna as well as frozen, ready to cook Stikine river salmon portions. Each basket also includes a 250g bag of our delectable gourmet smoked almonds and is in an attractive gift pack, making an ideal gift for the foodie on your list! $110 each or 3 for $315. As with all our products we offer free delivery to the Kingston area.


We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know that just two servings of wild salmon a week can have dramatic effects on your cardiovascular health?

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats are “essential fatty acids” that cannot be produced by the body and are vital to our health. Wild, cold-water fish –salmon in particular– , are excellent sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, while Omega-6s are found in poultry, eggs, nuts and most cooking oils. The problem is that our modern diet gives us far more Omega-6s than Omega-3s. An ideal ratio of Omega-6s to 3s is in the 4:1 to 1:1 range, while most people would find their ratios closer to 20:1! Chronic overconsumption of Omega-6s can lead to depression, inflammation, arthritis, stroke, and increased risk of heart attacks and other conditions. Now, we don’t need to go purge our pantries of anything that contains an Omega-6. What we need to achieve is balance. Wild salmon is one of the best sources for Omega-3s available.

Just two servings of wild salmon a week has been shown to lower triglycerides, prevent and control high blood pressure, protect against strokes and heart attacks and improve the ratio of good:bad cholesterol. What is more, wild salmon contains heart-healthy vitamins niacin and B-12 and is also a good source of phosphorus and magnesium. Not only is wild salmon delicious, but it packs a healthy punch, too!


2 lbs. Albacore Tuna Loin (approx 1-1.5 whole loins)

2 tbs. olive oil
1 teaspoon course sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
2/3 cup ground pistachio nuts
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds

Lightly coat tuna with about 1 tbs. olive oil. Combine salt, pepper, nuts and sesame seeds in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Rub all sides with the nut mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a large pan, heat remaining olive oil on high. Once olive oil is very hot, sear tuna (1 to 2 minutes on each side), remove from heat and slice into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch slices.

Dress with a wasabi mayo or simply fresh lemon juice.

Serve with sautéed greens and new potatoes.

We are open at our retail location in Tamworth Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-4. Please email or give us a call at 613-379-1128 for more information about our products and current offerings or to arrange wholesale or delivery purchases.
Our products are also available at the following retail locations: Foodsmiths in Perth, Pan Chancho, Tara Foods, Sigrids, Bearances, Be Now Wellness, and the Pig & Olive in Kingston.


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