Bristol Bay, an arm of the Bering Sea between Alaska and Siberia, is known for seasonal sockeye salmon runs, and this year’s harvest was the largest in 125 years, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Other salmon areas in the state have not done as well this season). The wild sockeye, known for their deep red color, are sustainably caught, carefully handled on the boats, frozen and sold in 20-pound lots — either filleted sides of about 1.5 pounds each ($16.99 a pound) or individual 5- to 7-ounce portions ($17.99 a pound). Prices include shipping, in coolers. Kept frozen, the salmon is good for up to a year. Consider the succulent fish not just for many dinners but also for gift-giving or buying as a group to share.
Wild sockeye salmon, prideofbristolbay.com.