This Trader Joe’s salmon comes in frozen fillets that are super easy to defrost and grill, bake or saute. These are a good value at under $12 a pound considering they have nothing added to them and are wild caught. TJs has a bunch of different salmon options these days including Wild Sockeye smoked salmon, wild caught canned salmon and fresh Atlantic salmon in the refrigerated section. One of the best things about TJ’s salmon that’s frozen is they leave the skin on, unlike other frozen fish at places like Aldi. So you can get a nice crisp on the skin with some olive oil or butter. And then a fresh squeeze of lemon to finish it off and you are good to go with a super healthy meal………….
- Comes in easy to cook frozen fillets
- Mostly boneless red salmon
- Wild caught in Alaska with no coloring or preservatives added
Salmon at Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s salmon that is fresh and never frozen is a lot easier to cook since you don’t have to worry about defrosting it, but if you don’t cook it soon after you buy it, it won’t stay good very long. I’m always torn between which one to buy. What does everyone prefer for when they make TJs salmon? The smoked salmon I buy a lot, basically as an excuse to eat bagels and cream cheese! If anyone has a really good Trader Joe’s salmon recipe they use for this wild caught sockeye, I’ve love to hear. And if you saute a little broccoli or spinach on the side, you have a crazy healthy meal. Which leaves room for things like Cookie butter ice cream and Scandinavian swimmers!….
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3 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Salmon, Wild Alaskan Sockeye”
A lot of the modern wild caught fish is flash frozen right on the fishing ship and you can actually get better fresh quality with that fish. With the never frozen fish– that’s put on ice on the ship, kept chilled. So this never frozen has an unpredictable temperature history from the ship to dock/warehouse to delivery truck to your grocery store to your own refrigerator. Way too many handling steps that can go wrong. Particularly if it’s caught and handled in warmer weather
Richard, thanks for all the interesting info on Trader Joe’s salmon. That’s good to know about frozen vs non frozen and Wild Alaskan Sockeye.
As a former Alaskan I live for TJ frozen sockeye!!