Product Review: Sitka Salmon Shares
Disclosure: I was given these fish fillets in exchange for this post. All opinions here are my own.
Tired of eating questionable farm-raised fish? Sitka Salmon Shares may be your answer to sustainable, tasty seafood.
Founded by a fisherman named Marsh and an environmental studies professor named Nic, Sitka Salmon Shares was created in 2012 in Sitka, Alaska. The company strives to obtain fish using methods that have a low impact on the ocean’s ecosystem as well as the fish environment. Customers can buy a one-time box of seafood or enroll in the subscription service, receiving 4.5 lbs of seasonal fish.
I received eight fillets from Sitka Salmon Shares: three Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon and five Alaska Sablefish (otherwise known as black cod). Some of the fillets were large enough to be divided into two portions and were quite thick.
First, I tried the salmon. I used olive oil and seasoned it with garlic, black pepper, salt, and cayenne.
I baked it in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes where it became crispy on the outside, yet juicy on the inside. Paired with steamed broccoli and white rice, it was hearty and delicious. It should be noted that although this particular piece had no bones, one of the salmon fillets did have them. Although this is certainly not a deal-breaker, it is something to be aware of.
I also cooked the sablefish in the air fryer and used olive oil, salt, and pepper. Despite the minimal seasoning, the fish still came out with a delicious buttery, soft texture. This fillet also had bones, but it did not smell as much as the salmon.
For the next sablefish fillet, I used butter instead of olive oil and topped it with garlic, black pepper, salt, and cayenne. I also made fresh homemade mango salsa (olive oil, lime, cilantro, and green pepper), which I spooned on top. I highly recommend using butter as it made the fish softer with an almost fluffier consistency.
I loved that the fish came unseasoned as it let me experiment with different flavorings. In addition, the large fillet sizes were a huge plus for me. The only con I could think of is that I had to pick out bones while eating, but it certainly won’t deter me from ordering from Sitka Salmon Shares in the future.
Visit Sitka Salmon Shares for fresh seafood subscriptions or a one-time box order.