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How to Cook Frozen Copper River Wild Alaskan Salmon

Updated: Feb 29

"Copper River wild Alaskan salmon cooks faster than a frozen pizza!"


Can you prepare Copper River wild Alaskan salmon directly from the freezer? Absolutely! No need to thaw the Copper River wild Alaskan salmon in advance. Just follow this easy recipe to cook your frozen Copper River wild Alaskan salmon, and you can even include a side of starch and vegetables. According to our fisherman, cooking salmon is "quicker than making a frozen pizza!" Plus, it's undoubtedly a healthier option!

Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 mins or less.


For the fish

Frozen Copper River wild Alaskan sockeye

Olive oil




For the sides

Fresh broccoli

Frozen French fries


For the sauce


Ground black pepper

Mustard (any kind you have on hand will work)

Pickles (e.g., Milwaukee's Baby Kosher Dills)




1 Remove frozen Copper River wild Alaskan salmon from the packaging.

2 Lightly drizzle a frying pan with olive oil and place the Copper River wild Alaskan salmon on the pan, skin side down.

3 Turn the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and let the fish cook skin side down for about 20 minutes or until it seems cooked all the way through.

4 Flip the Copper River wild Alaskan salmon for a couple of minutes.



French Fries

While the Copper River wild Alaskan salmon is cooking, prepare the frozen French fries in the oven following the instructions on the bag.


1 Cut fresh broccoli into approximately 1-inch pieces.

2 Season it with salt and pepper.

3 Steam the broccoli until it reaches a soft texture, being cautious not to overcook. Check every couple of minutes.

Tartar Sauce

1 Cut one small pickle into the smallest cubes possible.

2 Mix the pickle cubes with about a cup of mayonnaise.

3 Add a spoonful of mustard and ground black pepper to taste.

4 Achieve a semi-runny consistency by adding a bit of pickle juice. Adjust the thickness with more pickle juice or mayo, according to preference.


Enjoy your delicious and hassle-free frozen salmon dinner with perfectly cooked sides and homemade tartar sauce!


Good to Know STORY


Frozen salmon offers a myriad of advantages, starting with its ability to preserve the fish's freshness by undergoing rapid freezing soon after harvest, maintaining peak quality until it hits your plate.


Despite being frozen, the nutritional benefits of salmon, such as its rich omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and essential vitamins, remain largely unaffected. This convenient option ensures year-round availability, allowing enthusiasts to enjoy this nutritious fish even when it's not in season.


One of its notable perks is the time-saving aspect—cooking frozen salmon eliminates the need for thawing, making it a practical choice for those with hectic schedules. Whether you prefer baking, grilling, or pan-searing, frozen salmon is versatile and adapts well to various cooking methods.


Additionally, using frozen salmon can contribute to sustainability efforts, and its extended shelf life reduces food waste. This accessible source of omega-3s is not only a healthy choice but also a consistent and reliable option for culinary enthusiasts.



*Visit our store to learn more about the variety of fish Alaska has to offer, such as Copper River king salmon, wild Alaskan halibut, wild Alaskan black cod (sablefish), and more.

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