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Disclosure: I received a sample of sustainable food delivery via Sitka Salmon Shares in October 2019. I loved it so much that I’ve continued to work with the brand, and bought a subscription through December 2020.
I’ve always been a fan of fish and seafood. I can still remember in 4th grade, when my mom was out of town on a business trip, my dad took my brother and me for sushi…and we loved it. While I love eating fish, I haven’t always liked making it. Picking out the bones is tedious, and living in small apartments with poor venting always made my place stink. Once we moved to our forever home, I would sometimes make fish, but mostly, I preferred it in sushi form.
Enter Sitka Salmon Shares
Sitka Salmon Shares is a community supported fishing service that delivers wild caught, in-season fish directly from Alaskan fishing vessels to your door. There are typically four levels of sustainable food delivery subscription. A top-shelf level, that delivers from April-December each year, a premium package that is one month less, and two different four-month subscriptions that feature a seasonal package. All of the seafood is sustainably caught and in season, meaning that you won’t get fish that is out of season. There are various pros and cons about wild caught vs farm raised fish, but overall, wild caught fish deliver higher levels of heart healthy antioxidants.
How Sitka Sustainable Food Delivery Works
Once you’ve signed up for your sustainable food delivery service, you’ll receive an email a week before your delivery giving you the exact date when you can expect your seafood delivery. On your first delivery, you will get a reusable cold bag for your seafood, and bags of dry ice or cold packs. While this is to ensure your fish doesn’t warm up before you get home to retrieve it, it’s only meant to be out of a freezer for about 8 hours. Best try to get it into your freezer as soon as you can, or you can even put a cooler outside of your home or office. With COVID-19 distancing protocols, there is no contact delivery, and it is exceedingly smooth.
Figuring Out What to Do With All of This Fish…
Now that you’ve got anywhere from 4.5 to 15 pounds of Alaskan fish, you may be worried tabout how to cook it. Fear not! Sitka Salmon Shares have an incredible line up of seasonal recipes. For example, in April, when we received Pacific Cod, we made herb crusted cod filets and homemade fish sticks. With the Black Cod, we have been making the Nobu inspired miso black cod because it is so delicious. I’ve used the Coho Salmon to make delicious ceviche, because there’s no concern about getting food poisoning. Next month, we are getting Halibut, which is new for me. I look forward to the various grilling, en papillote, and baked recipes to give it a whirl.
Why Go With Sitka Salmon Shares?
- Sustainable Food Delivery
- Fair Wages for Fisherman
- Know Your Food Chain
- Wild Caught Fish has more Omega-3s than Farm Raised Fish
- Fish Tastes Great With No Fishy Smell or Aftertaste
- Wide Range of Recipes for In-Season Fish
- Save $25 Off Any Share Greater than 4 Months with Code “JAIMESAYS”
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