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Wild, fresh, pink salmon $8.90 per kg (head removed)

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[Save On Foods] Wild, fresh, pink salmon $8.90 per kg (head removed)

Save On Foods has this deal at least a couple times a year, but normally the salmon is frozen.
This week (till Aug 11, 2021) they have fresh, wild pink salmon for $8.90 per kg.
Lots in stock when I visited a Save On this morning.
They are smaller in size, less than 1 kg each.
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Fyi. Superstore had fresh headless pink salmon on sale for $1.99/lbs ($4.14/kg)

Can't comment on quality vs SOF.
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OP not trying to be a dick but this is an absolutely horrific price/deal for the catfood salmon of the seafood world. .39/100g is about what you should be paying for humpies fresh or frozen and then straight into the smoker or canner from there.
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Could you both might be comparing FARMED vs WILD salmon pricing? FARMED should be by far much cheaper. I think I saw WILD for $19.99/lb so 8.90/kg seems to be a deal unless I am mistaken…
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This is pretty good for gutted, fresh, and wild salmon. I brought a few just yesterday. I have seen similar prices in superstore, but they are not wild and were previously frozen here on the west coast.
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Elusive wrote: Could you both might be comparing FARMED vs WILD salmon pricing? FARMED should be by far much cheaper. I think I saw WILD for $19.99/lb so 8.90/kg seems to be a deal unless I am mistaken…
There's more to salmon than farmed or wild. This is for pink salmon which to some people is a less desirable salmon when compared to Chinook, sockeye and coho. I've never seen or heard of anyone farming pink salmon.
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Fresh Pink salmon is great on the BBQ, especially at this price
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the head is the best part of the salmon
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$6.59/kg @ Fortinos (GTA). Asked the guy behind the counter, he told me wild caught Alaskan.
I butchered the fileting, but was still decent. Probably worked out to about $9/kg for filets. Going to buy some more, to bbq whole.
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Elusive wrote: Could you both might be comparing FARMED vs WILD salmon pricing? FARMED should be by far much cheaper. I think I saw WILD for $19.99/lb so 8.90/kg seems to be a deal unless I am mistaken…
Do they bother to farm pink salmon? It's a relatively tiny and much cheaper priced fish. I'd be shocked if they did farm pinks.
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blankall wrote: Do they bother to farm pink salmon? It's a relatively tiny and much cheaper priced fish. I'd be shocked if they did farm pinks.

Also, $8.90/kg is $19.58.... Not a deal.
What? Your math is backwards $8.90kg is $4/lbs
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liquidnails wrote: Fresh Pink salmon is great on the BBQ, especially at this price
I agree. Goes great with a bit of lemon. It's a different kind of fish though. Very white, difficult to get bones out of, and very light flavor. Anyone expecting a rich salmon flavor will be disappointed.
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Rfdinyyc wrote: What? Your math is backwards $8.90kg is $4/lbs
You're right....I need more sleep. Yeah this price is good then. Typical is about $8-10/fish for me. A full salmon is probably 1.5 lbs?
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blankall wrote: Do they bother to farm pink salmon? It's a relatively tiny and much cheaper priced fish. I'd be shocked if they did farm pinks.
Not reading the post four lines above yours?. The link says they plan to farm pink salmon in Argentina. Strictly for local consumption, I guess. As a less afluent country that is very far from Alaska or BC, it may be their only affordable source of salmon.
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Does anyone know what the quality is like? I’ve never tried fish from Save on Foods.

I’ve sworn off buying fish from Superstore because my purchases there have always ranged from “a little smelly” to “so rotten that I have to air out my kitchen after taking the Saran Wrap off”. I think Marine Dr x Main doesn’t keep their fish display cold enough.

Thanks :)
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Angel Girl wrote: Does anyone know what the quality is like? I’ve never tried fish from Save on Foods.

I’ve sworn off buying fish from Superstore because my purchases there have always ranged from “a little smelly” to “so rotten that I have to air out my kitchen after taking the Saran Wrap off”. I think Marine Dr x Main doesn’t keep their fish display cold enough.

Thanks :)
their quality is heads above stupidstore.
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Fortinos has it for about 2.99/lb for 2nd week now. It's barely pink, good for BBQ. No yield if you planning to fillet it. It's an okayish product from Alaska. It's wild though, if that counts. But I wouldn't buy it at this price
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For people looking for good uses for pink salmon, I've used it for salmon cakes and chowders, where the other flavour/texture elements compensate for the relative blandness of the pinks. For pan frying / grilling, I generally pay the extra for sockeye, but there is very little of that around this year.
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Angel Girl wrote: Does anyone know what the quality is like? I’ve never tried fish from Save on Foods.

I’ve sworn off buying fish from Superstore because my purchases there have always ranged from “a little smelly” to “so rotten that I have to air out my kitchen after taking the Saran Wrap off”. I think Marine Dr x Main doesn’t keep their fish display cold enough.

Thanks :)
My experience on the Island is like yours. I have bought fish at RCSS in Duncan, brought it home, unwrapped it, and thrown it out.
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