Wild For Salmon

Wild For Salmon
Wild For Salmon
Wild For Salmon Wild For Salmon
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Net Weight:
2.9 oz
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Our Wild for Salmon blend was actually created for and named after our friends at Wild for Salmon a commercial salmon business that for seven weeks each year travels to Bristol Bay, AK to catch and flash freeze wild salmon. They are located in the same home town as we are and have only been in business for about 10 years and are growing each year. Their salmon is nothing short of remarkable!


Yes it's Good For You

Surely you've heard that consuming salmon several times a week is good for you. According to the National Institute of Health "the anti-inflammatory health benefits of a diet rich in oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel comes from their constituent polyunsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty acids.  These omega-3 fatty acids also protect against heart disease, periodontitis, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions."


Wild or Farm Raised?

The real challenge is coming to the realization that not all salmon is created equal. The best salmon is wild, West Coast salmon, preferably king or sockeye. In your favorite supermarket you are most likely getting farm raised salmon (which because of their bad reputation has now been remarketed as "ocean-raised") which is not as healthy as wild salmon. Genuine wild salmon only accounts for about 20% of all salmon sold in the US.

"Farm raised" or "ocean raised" means that the salmon are raised in pens in the ocean and the fish don't get lots of swimming room, are prone to disease (and therefore fed antibiotics) and are high in mercury. In addition because of their pellet diet they don't have the same natural pink coloring of wild salmon and their diet is supplemented with artificial colorings to give this desired appearance. In several studies factory farmed salmon has been reported to have 16 times the cancer linked pcb's than wild salmon does.


How to Use It

There are numerous ways to prepare and cook salmon - you can bake it, broil it, grill it or poach it. There are also a variety of marinades, rubs and sauces. For this heart-healthy fish, the key to optimum flavor is to not overcook it or it will become dry and tough.

When selecting salmon a good rule of thumb is to choose center cut salmon and then cut into appropriate sizes at home. Allow 4-6 ounces of raw salmon per serving.

We like to use about ½ to 1 tsp of seasoning per 4 ounces of salmon. We always recommend going with less seasoning than more to start as you can always add more.

We love this rub as the ideal compliment to salmon. A quick sprinkle and rub 10 minutes prior to cooking and you're good to go. Our Wild for Salmon spice rub marries with the juices of salmon to form a delicious glaze (when baked or grilled) and this is a flavorful departure from the usual lemon and herb seasonings so common with salmon.

We especially like to grill our salmon and have found leaving the skin on makes it less likely the fish will fall through the grill rack. A general guideline is to grill your salmon for approximately 8-10 minutes per inch of thickness. For grilling salmon filets expect them to cook in approximately 4-5 minutes. Do not turn over when grilling. For salmon steaks expect cooking time to be 4-7 minutes. Turn once to cook on both sides.


What's In It

Hand blended with brown sugar, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, cacao powder, cumin and red pepper flakes.


Flavor Profile

The flavor has a hint of smoky sweetness with a little bit of background heat.

If you love salmon, make sure you also try our Grilled Salmon and Bristol Bay Salmon Seasoning.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.1g1%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars1.4g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

4.6 out of 5
35 total ratings.

Nancy U. (Verified buyer) 03/17/2022
This has been my go This has been my go -to seasoning for my baked salmon for as long as I've been a salmon lover. The slight sweetness blends nicely with the smokey flavor notes. I've tried lemon pepper blends and other seafood/salmon seasoning blends but the flavor of this product just can't be beat.

Michael I. (Verified buyer) 10/21/2021
Delicious Perfect mix for salmon, I cook my salmon on my pellet grill using the wild for salmon seasoning and that combined with the competition pellets smoke is unbelievable. I have 2 favorite seasonings now thanks too you folks. I will continue to buy this seasoning as long as you make it available, thank you for a great product.

Andy F. (Verified buyer) 06/14/2021
unique seasoning for all kind unique seasoning for all kind of fish combo of the sweet and heat great to have in your cabinet

Gary K. (Verified buyer) 02/01/2021
nice nice

Michael O. (Verified buyer) 12/27/2020
Easy to use, great flavor Easy to use, great flavor

Mary W. (Verified buyer) 10/01/2020
Great flavor for all of Great flavor for all of my fish meals! Tried it on cod and salmon, it's amazing.

Christie B. (Verified buyer) 09/24/2020
Awesome seasoning for grilling salmon! Awesome seasoning for grilling salmon! Great flavoring!

Glenn W. (Verified buyer) 09/13/2020
Great product! Great product!

James J. (Verified buyer) 08/02/2020
Father and Son cooking with Spice Inc. I gave this wild salmon seasoning to my who also love to cook and his response to the flavor of the spice is great. He told me that it really did enhanced the flavor of his salmon. I believe you will have another satisfied customer.

Mary P. (Verified buyer) 07/26/2020
Not too salty Not too salty as long as you follow the directions on package. Just the right amount of heat! Definitely will buy again.
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