Wild For Salmon is a local business that makes the highest quality fresh/frozen wild Alaskan sockeye salmon available to you at a good price. Owned and operated by Steve and Jenn Kurian of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Wild For Salmon began with an adventurous trip to Alaska in 2002 to do some commercial salmon fishing. Following Steve and Jenn’s first fishing excursion, they arrived home with two coolers of salmon for friends and family. This is when they quickly realized the uniqueness of the product and the possibilities that lie ahead. Since then, the Wild For Salmon has grown the business to serve individuals, buying clubs, local farm markets, restaurants, and health food stores.
In December, 2017, Wild For Salmon created a video about their origins, fishing practices, and community relationships. It reminds us how truly fortunate we are to carry their wild seafood for your nutrition and taste!
June and July are busy months on the boat. The fishing season lasts approximately 5-7 weeks. Steve is the skipper of their boat, while Jenn, the first mate, and two other local men are deckhands. While on the boat, they listen to the satellite radio to hear the official fishing periods. As they catch the salmon they are kept in refrigerated holds, making sure the quality is preserved. Every 10 hours, the fish is offloaded onto a larger crab boat which takes the fish in for processing. It is quickly filleted, flash frozen, and vacuum sealed to capture the “direct from the boat” flavor. After fishing, the salmon is sent back to Pennsylvania where it is distributed to Harvest Market and other points of sale.
For more salmon lure and health benefits, a closer look at life on the boat and recipes galore, check out Wild For Salmon’s website, which will please anyone who’s truly wild for salmon. Get started with their invaluable cooking instructions on how to prepare (as in, not overcook) their delicious Sockeye Salmon Burgers, and you’ll be a sure success.
Sundried Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Sliders
The perfect tailgate appetizer featuring Wild For Salmon’s Sockeye Salmon patties.
1lb ground salmon ( or 2 pks of plain burger)
4oz crumbled goat cheese
2 oz chopped sundried tomatoes
1T chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4t pepper Pepper
3T olive oil
1 C panko
*Makes 10 2 oz. sliders
Thaw plain burgers. Mix goat cheese, basil, sundried tomatoes, and salmon together. Form 2-3 oz. burger patties and coat in panko. Pan fry over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.