Posted on September 20th, 2010
Did you know?
- Sockeyes are the third most abundant of the species of Pacific salmon.
- Pierless sockeyes are “dime bright”; i.e. they are ocean caught troll fish which are not spawning.
- The succlent, bright red meat of the sockeye is prized above all other salmon meat.
- The name sockeyecomes from the story of an Alaskan fisherman who punched a salmon in the eye before taking it back to his family for dinner. Just kidding… The name sockeye ACTUALLY comes from the anglicization of “sukkai”, its name in Halkomelem, the language of the indigenous people along the lower reaches of the Fraser River.
Breeding-age sockeye males have a distinctive look, developing a humped back and hooked jaws filled with tiny, easily visible teeth. SO HIDEOUS, YET SO DELICIOUS! At 7.95/lb we are practically giving it away.
Here is an attractive specimen:
Phase 1: GAGA for SMOOTH SHARKS! Mustelus Canis (a.k.a Dogfish, Sand Shark, Smooth)
Ok, sounds convincing, but who the $#@% wants to eat a bona fide shark?
I asked our in house shark whisperer to find out: (His name is currently undisclosed, but it rhymes with shark.)
Gabe: Shark Whisperer, will you answer a long standing and delicate question that everyone in the industry is dying to find out?
SW: Why, sure.
Gabe:Would Lady Gaga eat smooth shark meat?
SW: Are you kidding me? ABSOLUTELY! YES, YES and YES!!!
Gabe: Why are you so enthusiastic about this question?
SW: Let me break it down for you: Both Lady Gaga and a smooth shark have soft and supple skin. They both are nocturnal and they both party hard while staying safe.