Run Oregon Test Kitchen: The Popsie Fish Company

With the Oregon coast, being a quick drive from the majority of Oregon’s population centers, and so many amazing, rivers and lakes, it’s hard to compete with our state when it comes to seafood. But, our most fierce rival may be Alaska. So when we heard about The Popsie Fish Company which is firmly entrenched in the wild Alaskan seafood world, we knew we had to check it out.

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Packed Frozen and Looking Delicious

Over the past few years, my relationship with meat has changed. That’s not to say I won’t partake in eating the occasional red meat or chicken (especially when my wife is making the meals), but overall I find myself distancing from it. Honestly, this is not an ethical or moral stance – I just don’t find myself craving those much at all anymore.

However, the same cannot be said for fish. I am very confident I could be a vegetarian if it weren’t for my love of seafood and sushi. I’m definitely a pescatarian at heart.

As a two working parent family, we do appreciate convenience when it presents itself the right way. It would be amazing if we had all of our meals planned ahead and went shopping every few days to meet the need, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day anymore with three kids. We mostly buy local, as well as use a meal subscription box every few weeks when we just need something tasty without the planning. So, the ability to have not just fish, but WILD ALASKAN SEAFOOD delivered frozen right to your door seemed like something we could really get behind that.

The Popsie Fish Company is not a new one. They have been doing this work since 1987. 30+ years of experience means they are a well oiled machine and the fact that they provide fresh fish to such specialty stores as Market of Choice and New Seasons means that they know how to deliver – literally.

While we for sure, have a “shop local” mentality in our family, we do at least feel good that The Popsie Fish Company is “Alaska Local”. They aren’t some no-name conglomerate that leaves the local fisherman out in the cold for a profit. No, they actually catch sockeye salmon by hand THEMSELVES from their set net site in Bristol Bay. They also source their wild caught, sustainably-sourced halibut, cod, and sablefish from fisher friends in Alaska. Sweet!

The concept is simple – select some of the best hand caught Alaskan Seafood, receive your order in 2-3 days or so, grab the frozen fish from a dry ice supported box off your doorstep, and cook up something lean and mean. Boxes run from ~$150-$320 depending on the amount and size. That may seem like a lot, but have you SEEN grocery prices lately?! $150 for 5 lbs. (~12-14 servings) of Alaskan Salmon is pretty much a steal. They come individually vacuum-sealed in 6 oz. portions and are boneless and ready to be cooked up real nice.

We really can’t say enough about this company. We even received a phone call – from a REAL person – confirming that our order arrived and that all was satisfactory. Impressive! For convenience and quality – its hard to beat some fresh Alaskan fish that we know is supporting the local economy and not some fish farm fat cat. So yummy.

The Pospie Fish Company
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.