Wild Salmon - Brits

Where do you buy your salmon from?

Im looking to start consuming wild salmon only but I appreciate its very highly priced.

Are there any cheap stores out there?

Would prefer fresh as opposed to frozen.

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  • jeepinshawn
    jeepinshawn Posts: 642 Member
    I catch mine in the rivers.
  • selina884
    selina884 Posts: 826 Member
    I catch mine in the rivers.


    very jealous
  • strebor337
    strebor337 Posts: 168 Member
    Trader Joe's usually has some good stuff at reasonable prices.
  • StealthHealth
    StealthHealth Posts: 2,417 Member
    strebor337 wrote: »
    Trader Joe's usually has some good stuff at reasonable prices.

    Are there any Trader Joe stores the the UK?
  • strebor337
    strebor337 Posts: 168 Member
    Hmm, probably not. Sorry.
  • StealthHealth
    StealthHealth Posts: 2,417 Member
    Price wise I've not found better wild caught than Aldi's (Frozen I'm afraid). Currently £3.39 for 515g (usually 4 portions).

    But, frozen salmon is nowhere near as good as chilled and when fried or grilled tends to be drier (it's comparable to fresh when steamed though).

    I would be very interested if anyone has similar priced fresh.
  • minniestar55
    minniestar55 Posts: 346 Member
    I like Aldi lightly smoked salmon, also Costco have good salmon.
  • fr33sia12
    fr33sia12 Posts: 1,258 Member
    I get frozen wild Alaskan salmon from Tesco, 6 fillets for £5. I steam it from frozen and it's always moist and tasty.
  • selina884
    selina884 Posts: 826 Member
    This is the issue. Its almost ALWAYS frozen and fresh is just ridiculously expensive.

    :(

    I usually buy chilled (not wild) salmon from Lidl
  • fr33sia12
    fr33sia12 Posts: 1,258 Member
    selina884 wrote: »
    This is the issue. Its almost ALWAYS frozen and fresh is just ridiculously expensive.

    :(

    I usually buy chilled (not wild) salmon from Lidl

    What's wrong with frozen?
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    Unless you live really close to a source or fish for it yourself, it's typically frozen. Even the "fresh" was previously frozen. I don't see anything wrong with that, but then it's the only way I'd get it where I am (not the UK).
  • StealthHealth
    StealthHealth Posts: 2,417 Member
    edited August 2016
    fr33sia12 wrote: »
    selina884 wrote: »
    This is the issue. Its almost ALWAYS frozen and fresh is just ridiculously expensive.

    :(

    I usually buy chilled (not wild) salmon from Lidl

    What's wrong with frozen?

    My opinion:
    But, frozen salmon is nowhere near as good as chilled and when fried or grilled tends to be drier (it's comparable to fresh when steamed though).

    Edit: Probably should be... "frozen salmon is nowhere near as good as chilled because when fried or grilled it tends to be drier (it's comparable to fresh when steamed though)."
  • selina884
    selina884 Posts: 826 Member
    fr33sia12 wrote: »
    selina884 wrote: »
    This is the issue. Its almost ALWAYS frozen and fresh is just ridiculously expensive.

    :(

    I usually buy chilled (not wild) salmon from Lidl

    What's wrong with frozen?

    Taste is awful otherwise I wouldnt have any issues consuming it as its the cheapest option.
  • selina884
    selina884 Posts: 826 Member
    fr33sia12 wrote: »
    selina884 wrote: »
    This is the issue. Its almost ALWAYS frozen and fresh is just ridiculously expensive.

    :(

    I usually buy chilled (not wild) salmon from Lidl

    What's wrong with frozen?

    My opinion:
    But, frozen salmon is nowhere near as good as chilled and when fried or grilled tends to be drier (it's comparable to fresh when steamed though).

    Edit: Probably should be... "frozen salmon is nowhere near as good as chilled because when fried or grilled it tends to be drier (it's comparable to fresh when steamed though)."

    Agreed - thats it really.
    Comes down to taste.