Copper River Coho: The Last Great Salmon of the Season

Copper River Coho: The Last Great Salmon of the Season

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Copper River Coho: The Last Great Salmon of the Season

Copper River Coho Salmon isn't just another salmon; it's the last great salmon of the season. By choosing our Copper River Coho Salmon, you're honoring a tradition that has sustained generations and celebrates the last of nature's bounty before winter. Copper River Coho are highly regarded for their exceptional taste, texture, and overall quality. 

 

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Copper River Coho Salmon is renowned for its exceptional qualities that set it apart in the world of seafood. Here are some reasons why Copper River Coho Salmon is considered so special:

  1. Flavor Profile: The Copper River Coho Salmon's journey up the vigorous Copper River in Alaska leads to increased muscle development. This results in a richer, oilier flesh that's filled with delicious, natural flavors. The high oil content contributes to a buttery texture and a robust, distinct taste that's often described as nutty and full-bodied.

  2. Nutritional Value: Copper River Coho Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse. It's packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their potential to lower inflammation and support brain health. Additionally, it's a great source of high-quality protein, vitamins like vitamin D, and essential minerals like selenium.Copper River Coho salmon

  3. Sustainability: The fishing practices used to harvest Copper River Coho Salmon prioritize sustainability and the long-term health of the salmon population and the ecosystem. Responsible fishing methods ensure that the fishery remains viable for future generations, making Copper River Coho Salmon a conscientious choice for eco-conscious consumers.

  4. Pristine Environment: The Copper River, from which these salmon are sourced, is located in a remote region of Alaska with clean, cold waters. These pristine conditions contribute to the salmon's exceptional taste and texture. The fish's journey through the vigorous river also leads to stronger muscles and a unique flavor profile.fishing for wild alaskan copper river coho salmon

  5. Seasonal Availability: Copper River Coho Salmon is available for a limited time each year from mid-August to mid-September. Its seasonal availability adds to its allure and makes it a special treat that seafood enthusiasts eagerly anticipate.

  6. Culinary Versatility: Copper River Coho Salmon's firm texture and rich flavor make it incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It can be prepared using a wide range of cooking methods, including grilling, baking, pan-searing, smoking, or even enjoying it raw in dishes like sushi or sashimi.

  7. Cultural Significance: The Copper River salmon fishery is deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric of the region and its indigenous communities. The salmon are not only a vital food source but also hold cultural and economic significance. When you enjoy Copper River Coho Salmon, you're partaking in a tradition that spans generations.copper river coho salmon fillet

 

Exceptional Handling

At Sena Sea we take pride in how we handle our fish. Because Copper River fishermen know their fish are special and the very best, they treat them that way- with the respect they deserve. The Copper River fishery is slower-paced than other salmon fisheries. This gives fishermen more time to handle each fish properly and cool them quickly. Our small-boat fishermen understand and prioritize quality over quantity. premium handling of copper river coho salmon

 

Premium Flavor Profile

Copper River Coho boast a mild flavor and firm texture that lends itself to an array of preparations and pairs naturally with the flavors of fall, such as apples, tomatoes, root vegetables, squashes and mushrooms. Depending on the cooking preparation and sauce, the mild Copper River Coho salmon is often paired with medium bodied whites with high aromatics and rich full-bodied whites aged in oak, and even a few rose wines.

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Recipes

   

 

 Pan Seared Coho Salmon in Creamy Mustard Sauce

Stacked Coho Salmon Enchiladas

Roasted Coho and Blistered Tomatoes

                       

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