Frozen Wild Pacific Northwest Steelhead (Rainbow Trout)
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Considered a delicacy among seafood lovers, wild steelhead provides a pink flesh similar to salmon, but offers a milder flavor and tender, flakier flesh.
Our frozen wild steelhead originates from the Pacific Northwest and is rated a Good Alternative by Seafood Watch. Fresh fish arrive to us whole. We then hand cut, vacuum pack and freeze 1lb portions in house, enabling you to enjoy this popular fish any time of year.
Steelhead responds beautifully to a variety of cooking methods and is an ideal substitute for any recipe calling for trout, salmon or Arctic char. Feel free to bake, broil, grill, pan sear, poach or smoke this fish for excellent results. It's also a great choice for skewering, or using with a cedar plank or wrap!
Steelhead vs. Trout
Steelhead is often referred to as "rainbow trout" or "steelhead trout" or even "steelhead salmon". Understandably it can be confusing. Technically, trout and steelhead are the same species but there are key differences. In the wild, steelhead is an ocean-going subspecies of rainbow trout, while rainbow trout remains in freshwater its entire life. As for steelhead versus salmon, they are from the same family of fish known as Salmonidae but are not the same species.