Picture this: Cool, pristine waters as blue as the sky, surrounded by ice-capped mountains, stretching hundreds of thousands of miles beyond sight.
That’s the year-round setting for hardworking fishing crews in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska – and it’s the setting of this week’s blog takeover!
We are American Seafoods, the world’s largest at-sea processor of Wild Alaska Pollock. With Fortune, we are launching brand new Wild Alaska Pollock products available to you now. We’re excited to share the story of our catch with you and grateful for this opportunity.
So let’s talk pollock. It’s a firm, mild white fish that many seafood lovers eat without realizing it. We want our customers to know they’re eating Wild Alaska Pollock – and to enjoy more of it!
With Fortune, American Seafoods is offering three Wild Alaska Pollock products in your market:
Perfect Pollock Portions (3.8 and 5.1 oz. each)
Wild Alaska Pollock loins
Both are perfect for a variety of dishes and cooking styles, for expert and novice cooks alike. Grilled, baked, boiled – you name it, and it’s a delicious way to cook Wild Alaska Pollock. (We have recipes, too!)
For American Seafoods, fishing is personal. We’re headquartered in Seattle, while our six catcher/processor ships weather the storms and icy waters of the Bering Sea. All Wild Alaska Pollock is caught in this area.
As an at-sea processor, our experienced crew handles everything from catching, processing, packaging, and freezing our catch aboard our boats, each between 250 and 350 feet in length. What’s more, we do it all within hours. This frozen-at-sea process locks in the freshness and nutrition to provide our customers with one of the healthiest fish on the planet.
American Seafoods is dedicated to the fish before it’s even in our nets. The fisheries have been good to us, and it’s our responsibility to keep them healthy and sustainable. Here’s a few ways Wild Alaska Pollock remains sustainable:
Protected fisheries. The Bering Sea is a lush, 880,000 square mile ecosystem of fish, their prey, and their predators, containing the largest MSC fishery in the world. It’s one of the most monitored and sustainable fisheries in the world, with the highest MSC rating possible.
Abundant future. Biologists and oversight councils regulate the amount of fish harvested each year, typically set around 15 percent of the population. That means for every 100 fish, we harvest 15 and leave 85 to swim and thrive. With this collaboration between regulators, biologists, and fishers, Wild Alaska Pollock is a healthy, sustainable species.
Low environmental impact. Green technology in our boats means zero net fresh water usage (we make it ourselves with desalination equipment) and the lowest carbon footprint among mainstream protein. We’re also proud of our low bycatch rate, at less than one percent.
Traceability. We want our customers to know we pay attention to each and every fish – including the one on their plate. Every box is traceable to the exact latitude and longitude of the catch, raising the bar on quality assurance and consumer confidence.
We’re thrilled to bring our model of sustainability and delicious products to the Midwest, and we look forward to working with you.
A wise man once was searchin’ for his "Lost Shaker of Salt," Fortune Fish & Gourmet has plenty of options for all your salt needs.
Jacobsen Salt Co was founded in 2011 and was the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark built their salt works back in 1805. Since then it has transformed from a small, local business to a nationally recognized brand as America’s leading salt maker. Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, their flake and kosher sea salts have garnered worldwide favor for their beautiful presentation and pure taste by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Their Pure Flake Finishing Salt (in 17.6oz or 4oz) and their Kosher Salt (10lb bag) is now in stock.
Maldon Sea Salt may be the holy grail of finishing salts for chefs and home cooks alike. Since 1882, the Osborne family has been harvesting the salt in artisan methods producing a distinctly shaped salt that has a soft crunch and a savory note to it. From finishing vegetables and butter, to meat and fish, this is a kitchen staple.
Gilles Hervy’s Sel Gris and Fleur de Sel are the sea salts of Guérande in Brittany, France, harvested by artisan paluider (salt maker) Gilles Hervy. The sel gris is an unprocessed, large-crystal salt hand-harvested in the autumn, and the Fleur de Sel, also unprocessed, is the delicate top layer of the salt. Both salts are sure to add bursts of flavors to all your dishes.
Another Fleur de Sel is from O-Med and harvested in Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain. This Fleur de Sel has a very delicate feel to it, and dissolves easily in food. It is “less salty” than some other salts found in the market, making it a lovely finishing salt.
Keeping things interesting, we also carry several infused salts from BLiS Gourmet and smoked salt from Matiz. Adding hints of flavors with these salts is a great way to keep dishes interesting!