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How much do you pay for salmon? Fresh? Frozen? Atlantic? Farm Raised?

Started 1308062785.55 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1308518969.47 by A Walker

I would be interested in how much we are paying around the country for salmon--of all kinds. I'm asking because I don't know. I just buy some now and then and haven't been keeping track of it--I'm ashamed to say! So, I hope some of you would be willing to post what it is going for in your various areas. I'll look for the ads tomorrow to see about where I live.

Thanks! Should be interesting.

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chickenbutt1308069074.0427194 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

I don't care for Atlantic or ANY farm-raised, but I see those varieties in the store from time to time around $10 per pound. I like Alaskan King salmon that is wild-caught, so I pay around double that, or more, from an Alaskan vendor.

If you go to Costco you can do pretty well, price-wise, but I don't think it's Alaskan King if you are buying fresh.

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wagirl1308069373.7935276 PostsRegistered 10/20/2004

I live in WA state so this time of year we get Copper River salmon from Alaska and if you buy the king salmon, it is very pricey $15-$25 a pound. Chinook and sockeye from that river, are around $5.99-$7.99 a pound. I buy the lesser of the two prices. And it is incredibly delicious. I normally buy whatever is wild salmon, frequently. But I will buy steelhead or farm raised too, just not from China. Now of course, the salmon sold in at Whole Foods or other natural markets will be even more expensive. I usually buy it fresh when I can. Alot of fish is flash frozen and thawed. Had some salmon roasted on cedar planks at a friends house this last weekend------go good!!!!

Local1308069580.9831512 PostsRegistered 5/21/2006

Just about the same as everyone else here in PA. Farm raised averages $9/lb but can be bought on sale for around $6. The real stuff though runs from $16-20/lb and one of my local markets is having it on sale next week for $14 (the $20 one).

Sooner1308077814.2916630 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

THANKS so much! I'm going to start watching it and buying it more often and this is so helpful to sort out what I'm seeing and paying for. THANKS a bunch!

Illinois J­udy1308384679.281748 PostsRegistered 11/7/2007

Another vote for the salmon from the Alaska place. We tried it for the first time this year. One filet is enough for the two of us and once you've had Pacific salmon, the other just doesn't taste as good. Last night we grilled one piece of king salmon on a cedar plank and served it on a bed of arugula from the garden and some risotto...wonderful. Several years ago my daughter and I were in Seattle when the Copper River salmon were coming in fresh...though I'd died and gone to heaven. We don't live near a Sam's or Costco so mail order is our treat to ourselves.

bonnielu1308395583.9876503 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Western Maryland

I buy from Costco and whatever they are charging that week is what I pay. I have not kept track because I primarily eat fish, no beef, no chicken. I think they have the best price around. Of course it is only me and hubby so we don't eat all that much.

cheeper1308396219.833335 PostsRegistered 8/4/2007

Do Not buy Farm raised Nor Atlantic; buy Wild: healthiest!

Kathlen1308397700.6814896 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

Fresh wild red salmon was $15 per pound at the local market yesterday.

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KathiL1308398237.843102 PostsRegistered 7/23/2006Colorado

Every year we wait for the Copper River Salmon - it is sooooo good! My husband, who is not crazy about fish even loves it. Usually, it is around $19.99/lb. Last week our King Soopers (Kroeger) had it on sale for $8.99/lb. which is the cheapest I have ever seen it, so I stocked up. Love it grilled on a cedar plank with a little lemon pepper - we're having some tomorrow for dinner!

Missey11308422459.983174 PostsRegistered 12/21/2008Sierra Foothills CA
On 6/18/2011 cheeper said:

Do Not buy Farm raised Nor Atlantic; buy Wild: healthiest!

You are absolutely right.

Subject1308422512.8811269 PostsRegistered 2/24/2007

I go to Costco and stock up on the farm raised. It runs now about $8.00 a pound here in the Seattle Area.


sdcowboy1308436317.567815 PostsRegistered 2/9/2009Palm Springs, Ca.

howdy...I buy all my seafood from the Great Alaska Seafood Co.-they are not cheap but the quality is worth every penny and I do not scrimp when it comes to eating well...my health is dependent on what I eat and I not only work out on my ranch but eating well keeps me in top form...

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Irish Rose­bud1308447257.443438 PostsRegistered 1/4/2009

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon at supermarkets in my area (the South) is generally $12 on sale to $20 per pound. I usually buy fish at Whole Foods (wild-caught from Alaska and New Zealand) and can't remember exactly how much the salmon costs but it's expensive. High-quality canned salmon can be an economical alternative. I keep a couple of cans of Trader Joe's wild-caught Alaskan red canned salmon in my pantry year round. It can be substituted for tuna in salads and spreads. A simple spread: drain and flake the salmon and mix with softened Neufchatel cheese and sprinkle with a little fresh dill. Yummy!

Trader Joe's is offering frozen fillets of Icelandic Arctic char (a "salmonic" fin fish) right now in their Fearless Flyer ad at a good price: IIRC about $6.99 a pound. I've never tried it and am going to pick some up this week. It can be prepared the same as salmon.

Here's a link to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Seafood Watch" list. They rate not only for healthfulness (see the listings for tuna) but for sustainable fisheries. As you can see, they recommend avoiding all farmed salmon worldwide, but farmed Arctic char is a "best choice."


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chips1308484088.3971135 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010northern Michigan

I figure my salmon costs about $100/pound. My hubby goes on a salmon charter with his buddies every year on Lake Michigan. It is very good tho and lasts all year, even giving some away.

Skylands1308518433.426667 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010

Fresh Wild King Salmon: $24.99/lb

Fresh Wild Copper River Sock Eye: $22.99/lb

Fresh Copper River King: TBD - expensive though. Not that the others aren't.

Skylands1308518497.3476667 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010
On 6/18/2011 Missey1 said:
On 6/18/2011 cheeper said:

Do Not buy Farm raised Nor Atlantic; buy Wild: healthiest!

You are absolutely right.

Totally agree! Don't buy farmed raised fish at all!!!!

A Walker1308518969.471436 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon for $16.99 per pound. Funny, we're having some tonight!

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