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King Salmon Is Here Wednesday May 20!

Available in These Locations Only:
83 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT1060 West Main Street, Branford, CT995 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT830 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT234 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT141B Storrs Road, Mansfield, CT535 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT79 Stonington Road, Mystic, CT85 Bridge Street Rt 68, Naugatuck, CT1 Kent Road, New Milford, CT6 Queen Street, Newtown, CT1289 Foxon Rd. Rt 80, North Branford, CT1040 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT33 Fieldstone Common, Tolland, CT772 North Main Street, West Hartford, CTUniversity Drive, Amherst, MA441 N Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA348 East Central Street, Franklin, MA700 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA10 Pleasant St., Lee, MA802 Williams Street, Longmeadow, MA433 Center Street, Ludlow, MA136 North King Street Rt 5, Northampton, MA195 College Highway, Southwick, MA300 Cooley St., Springfield, MA1111 Providence Hgwy, Walpole, MA475 East Main St., Westfield, MA2035 Boston RD, Wilbraham, MA

Sockeye Salmon!

Available in These Locations:
255 West Main Street, Avon, CT83 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT1060 West Main Street, Branford, CT1021 South Main St., Cheshire, CT70 Wauregan Road, Danielson, CT135 West Road, Ellington, CT65 Palomba Drive, Enfield, CT995 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT830 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT234 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT141B Storrs Road, Mansfield, CT533 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT535 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT79 Stonington Road, Mystic, CT1 Kent Road, New Milford, CT6 Queen Street, Newtown, CT1289 Foxon Rd. Rt 80, North Branford, CT224 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT90 Halls Road, Old Lyme, CT1040 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT355 Hawley Lane, Stratford, CT33 Fieldstone Common, Tolland, CT504 Winsted Rd, Torrington, CT772 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT441 N Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA348 East Central Street, Franklin, MA700 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA237 Mohawk Trail Route 2, Greenfield, MA160 Reservoir Street Rt 31, Holden, MA10 Pleasant St., Lee, MA802 Williams Street, Longmeadow, MA136 North King Street Rt 5, Northampton, MA44 Willimansett Street, South Hadley, MA195 College Highway, Southwick, MA1111 Providence Hgwy, Walpole, MA503 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA2035 Boston RD, Wilbraham, MA

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The most prized salmon in the world - Alaska's legendary Copper River Salmon - are commercially fished for only a few weeks out of the entire year, when fisherman from across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest gather at the Copper River delta for the official opener of the Wild Salmon season.

The Copper River is one of the swiftest and most rugged rivers in Alaska, and each spring the King and Sockeye Salmon make the 300-mile trek up the river's pristine glacier-fed waters to spawn. This rigorous journey requires that the Sockeye Salmon possess great stores of omega-3 fatty acids - one of the highest of all wild salmon species - which give the salmon their exceptional flavor, succulent texture and melt-in-your-mouth reputation.

And they're off!

Starting Thursday, May 14th, with the snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains as their backdrop, Alaskan fishermen will be able to drop their nets and began hauling in the first of the season Copper River Sockeye Salmon. Monitored closely by Alaska Fish and Game to safeguard species sustainability and guarantee future supply, harvesting continues for only 12 hours at a time.

Prized for its exceptionally high oil content, succulent texture and rich flavor, Copper River Salmon literally melts in your mouth, and from a savory saute to a glazed grilling, preparation couldn't be easier, or more delicious.

Thinking about your menu?

Browse some great Copper River Salmon recipes at copperriverseafoods.com

We tapped our friends at Table & Vine for some wine recommendations to go with our Copper River Salmon. Here's what they suggest:

  • Hirsch "Sonoma Coast" Pinot Noir 2009 (750ml)
  • Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les-Beaune "Red Burgundy" 2009 (750ml)

Find these and more at tableandvine.com

Want to know more?

Watch this Video: Copper River Salmon - Alaska's Finest Resource which details sustainability efforts

Watch this Video: Sockeye Salmon Preparation with Alaska Chef Rob Kinneen

Learn about the Copper River Salmon including sustainability efforts and nutritional information at Visit CopperRiverSalmon.org

Sockeye Salmon Profile from alaska.gov

Omega 3's and Alaska Salmon

Spawing simplicity in salmon dishes by Bret Thorn, Nation's Restaurant News

Salmon from Alaska's Copper River - The Best by Colman Andrews, The Daily Meal

PBS Interview: Kitchen Careers: Jen Pickett, Commercial Fisherman