Sena Sea Wild Alaskan Fish


By Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva”


ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Sena Wheeler of Sena Sea Wild Alaskan Fish and travel writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva.”  Watch here in the YouTube player or download / listen to the podcast on Podbean, or SoundCloud.

If you’ve tried to purchase fish at your local market lately, especially if you are looking for the rich deep flavors of Alaskan caught fish, you’ll know that prices are high, the selection is low and quality can be questionable. What’s plan “B?”

You could go to the source, like my husband and I did a few months ago. Pulling your fish up from the dock or trolling the deep cool Alaskan waters is quite an experience…and quite an expensive endeavor. Trust me, as vacations go, it was as costly as going to Europe. By the way – getting the fish we caught prepared for shipment to our home in Arizona is one of those wild stories you recount to your friends over a stiff – very stiff – drink.

So, what do I recommend? Skip the markets and think carefully about the time and money it takes to personally fish in Alaska. There is a great alternative, Sena Sea Seafoods, an online source for wild-caught and sustainable Alaskan fish, including Copper River king salmon, Copper River sockeye salmon, Halibut, Sablefish, and King Crab. I can say with confidence after tasting their “Sampler” package that their fish tastes exactly as fresh, firm, and tasty as anything we caught, and it arrives beautifully prepared, manageable portions.

The fish arrive frozen.  As the owners share, “Freezing fish up front pauses it at peak freshness which maintains the quality of the product.”  If it’s frozen properly, like how Rich and Sena do it, it actually preserves the quality of the product better than 99% of the “fresh” product on the market today.

Prices are appropriate for what you get, … a taste of the Last Frontier … shipped from Alaska.  All fish are wild-caught and sustainable, including the popular Copper River king salmon and Copper River sockeye salmon. The Alaska salmon species are the most desired in the world for their rich nutritional value and excellent taste. They are packed with heart-healthy fatty acids that bring out a magnificent flavor. The firm texture and bright colors demonstrate the high quality of the fish varieties.

There is a large selection of packages to choose from. Sena Sea offers individual fillets, bundles, meal kits, and the finest salmon shipped directly from Alaska. Browse and select with confidence. Fresh, never-farmed fish, and a commitment to ocean stewardship as they partner with ethical farms, fisheries, and producers around the world. Think delicious, high-quality sustainable food.

This company is the recipe for a great meal at home — delivering food that’s better for you, better for the earth, better for the animals, and better for the hardworking farmers, fishermen, and producers behind it all.  It’s pretty much a win-win all the way around.

From our kitchen to yours, we love sharing our favorite family recipes. My Dad was on one of the first Alaskan halibut boats to try fishing for black cod back in the 1980’s and this is exactly how our family has been cooking black cod ever since!

1 Sena Sea Black Cod fillet (or 4 to 6 portions), thawed
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger root (or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger), grated

1 garlic clove, minced

Place Black Cod in a glass baking dish, flesh side up. Pour soy sauce over fish. Grate fresh ginger root on top, and add minced garlic.  Turn Black Cod (flesh down) into the sauce and marinate for 20-30 min.

Pre-heat oven to 450°F.  Place Black Cod flesh side up on lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.  Cook just until fish is opaque throughout and flesh is separating. Broil on high for 2 more minutes for a nice crispy, brown top.

Sena holds degrees in nutrition and food science in addition to being a Mom, foodie, and third-generation fisherman’s wife.  Visit her at where she blogs about family, fish, and food.

Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’ is a professional travel, food, and wine writer who specializes in easy, breezy destination stories sharing her favorite things about the places she visits. Visit


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