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WorldCatch Salmon Burgers

Bonnie: My love affair with salmon reached new heights on my trip to Alaska in 2001, eating fresh salmon soon after it was pulled from the icy waters off Juneau.

Since then, I always ask for wild Alaska salmon from my fishmonger, and query servers about the source of the salmon on their restaurant menus.

When WorldCatch offered samples of these Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers, I couldn’t resist: One, because it was Alaskan salmon; and two, because I try to eat salmon weekly to get a hefty dose of their good-for-me omega-3 fatty acids.

As you may know, the new USDA dietary guidelines recommend eating two 4-ounce servings a week of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Other fatty fish high in omega-3’s include mackerel, lake trout, herring, halibut, sardines and tuna.

WorldCatch also offered us some of its other sustainably caught, 100 percent-natural seafood entrees. We accepted and weren’t disappointed.

I’ve tossed these “burgers” onto a grill, pan-seared and even baked them, preferring the flavor results of first two methods. I’ve enjoyed them plain, served with grilled veggies, over a salad or on a bun topped with typical hamburger accoutrements. Yum.

Bryan, Eric and I had a hard time selecting which of the WorldCatch line we thought best, so our advice to you is to sample most any of them. We feel you won’t be disappointed. Personally, coconut shrimp is my second favorite of their line, though I must add that I hardly ever like any prepared dishes with shrimp, as they’re usually overcooked, fishy and use minuscule shrimp. These are different, offering large butterflied shrimp in a very light batter coated with coconut.

I like to keep a box of the coconut shrimp in the freezer as an appetizer with cocktails for unexpected (or, for that matter, expected) company. I would never eat them as a main dish, but as a starter to whet my appetite, they’re simply delicious.

Bryan: I feel like nobody here eats enough fish. In an overly protein-obsessed world, beef, chicken and pork have taken control and left little room for debate (especially in the United States). Now, I’m not saying that fish is completely absent from the discussion, but it certainly is the Ralph Nader of most home cooking.

I frequently order fish when I’m dining out: tuna steaks, salmon filets, seared scallops, seafood risotto… I can’t seem to get enough. I’ve come to realize that’s because I never really eat seafood at home. Let’s have an honest moment here. Seafood can be a pain in the ass. With personal schedules always changing and without a regular supermarket-shopping schedule, keeping fresh fish in the house is more liability than priority for me. I have been known to turn up my nose at most frozen fish, leaving chicken breasts, pork tenderloins and various beef cuts to take center stage in my home cooking. This monopoly of my palate will continue no more, thanks to WorldCatch and its amazingly tasty array of frozen seafood.

Yes, frozen. I said it. Frozen has become such a horror word in the culinary world, but I’m going to let you in on a secret: Every chef uses frozen ingredients. There’s nothing wrong with frozen food. Freezing keeps things fresh over distances and time. Sure, it would be fantastic if everything were fresh, but that’s just not always possible. So, there’s WorldCatch.

Salmon burgers, yum! These patties cook from frozen on the grill in only 4 to 5 minutes on each side. You can, of course, choose to pan-sear for about the same amount of time, or even opt to bake in a 400-degree oven for 9 minutes on each side. The texture is certainly different from beef, but much more dense than I imagined a fish burger to be; delicious with just lettuce and a bit of tartar sauce on an onion roll. Great “stats” as well, with only 5 percent fat and 36 percent daily protein and a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Another product also really got my taste buds tempted. When you pick up your salmon burgers, give a try to the pesto-topped tilapia: a skinless, boneless fillet topped with a mix of finely diced artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, lemon, spices and Parmesan cheese. It’s really to die for. This full dinner can be prepared in the oven in only 16 minutes (or even in the microwave in 4 minutes). There are no more excuses for a fishless existence.

Eric: I’m a glutton when it comes to healthy, nutritious, good-tasting foods. The question really is, who isn’t? I can’t imagine any person — aside from those who consider fast food as the major component of their diets — scoffing at the idea of enjoying a succulent piece of pan-seared, barbecue-marinated salmon, or a baked fillet of tilapia topped with artichoke pesto. The reality is, as my brother already pointed out, seafood can be a difficult addition to the average at-home dinner menu. For some people, fresh seafood can be difficult to properly prepare, and for most people, it is extremely pricey (depending where you live). I imagine both of these reasons, and more, have helped lead away from home fish consumption.

The United States has truly become overrun by its obsession with high-protein meats, particularly those from the pig (a “magical animal”), the cow (a holy animal) and the chicken. Growing up on the East Coast, a 15-minute drive from the Atlantic, I can’t ever recall having much fish as a staple in our nightly family dinners (scallops are the only mollusks that comes to mind). Although we ate freshly prepared meals, fish just wasn’t something that appeared often on the table. I believe that for the majority of Americans, fish has nearly gone the way of the dodo, especially when dishes like meatloaf, pork chops and fried chicken are more plentiful, cheaper and seem easier to prepare.

My second point — and the reason why I enjoy the WorldCatch products so much — is portion control. The question most people should ask themselves before sitting down for a meal is: How much do I need to eat to satisfy my hunger? For some people the answer is simple: Eat until you feel comfortably full. For others, though, the answer can be difficult, so they eat until the food is gone. The second answer is one of the reasons the United States ranks among the countries with the highest obesity problem. Simply put, the majority of the populations’ eyes are much bigger than their stomachs.

I’ve rambled on long enough, and haven’t even explained what it is about the Alaskan salmon burgers, or the other frozen seafood products WorldCatch produces, that entitle the brand to be a Bite of the Best. Here are my reasons:

One. The taste of fresh seafood without the hassle of spoilage;
Two. Individually packaged portion-controlled servings;
Three. High protein, low fat and low in calories; and
Four. The fish is DELICIOUS.

By | 2017-09-03T13:53:41+00:00 January 28th, 2009|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|134 Comments

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134 Comments

  1. The WorldCatch Team October 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Thanks, Allison!

  2. Laura November 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    We love your Salmon Burgers but for the 2nd time in the course of a year, cannot find them at our Sam’s Club again! They have been there for over a month. What’s up with the supply issue? We love the burgers but are frustrated when we can’t find them again! Where can we find them in Cincinnati, Ohio? Do we need to find another brand we like? : (

  3. Laura November 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Oops, I meant to type they HAVEN’T been there in over a month, sorry for the typo!

  4. The WorldCatch Team November 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Hi, Laura–

    We’re so glad to hear you love our Salmon Burgers but hate to hear you’re having trouble finding them! Unfortunately, the Salmon Burgers are currently not on shelf during this season. The great news is that they will be back in January. While they won’t be in Cincinnati, Ohio they will be in Sam’s Clubs in Louisville, KY.

    If you’re looking for an alternative, try our sister brand SeaPak Shrimp Company’s Salmon Burgers. They are all-natural and delicious. You can read more about them here: http://www.seapak.com//products/fish_&_seafood/salmon_burgers/28/42. SeaPak also has a store locator on their website where you can find where Salmon Burgers are sold near you.

    We hope that helps!
    Best,
    The WorldCatch Team

  5. J Jones November 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Love these!! Just cooked three patties skillet method – kitties liked a few nibbles too. WONDERFUL product!!! Now, if you could only get Chilean Sea Bass….

  6. HELEN Walraven December 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I purchased the salmon burgers from Sam’s Club. Seasoning is horrible for salmon. Very unpalatable. I gave my sandwich that I made from this product to the cat who just walked away. I wish I had bypassed this product at Sams. Also find out too late that it is a product of China. I don’t want any food from their, frozen or canned, etc. Be careful what you buy without first thoroughly reading the label.

  7. HELEN Walraven December 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I wrote my comment back on 12-2-11 and you don’t even bother to answer my complaint. I guess that would describe your company and the product. Don’t waste your money on anything this company puts on the market.

  8. WorldCatch Team December 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Hi, Helen–
    We hate hearing that you had a bad experience with our product. Please let us know if we can be of further help.
    Happy Holidays,
    The WorldCatch Team

  9. HELEN Walraven December 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I just received your reply to my complaint via U.S. Mail this morning. I was wrong about you no caring. I thank you for your letter, etc. You have restored my faith in the food industry.

  10. The WorldCatch Team December 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

    You’re welcome, Helen! Thanks for letting us know.
    The WorldCatch Team

  11. Jeff May 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    If your seafood is so good why do you have to send it to china first?

  12. French Meadow Bakery Brand Team May 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Hi, Jeff–
    Specifically, our Salmon Burgers are made with wild-caught Alaskan Salmon, combined with all-natural ingredients that are produced in the U.S. You might have found a box that says “Product of China.” The reason it says this is because the Salmon Burgers were at one time hand pattied there. In February of this year, we moved all of our Salmon Burger production to the U.S. Within the next several months, you’ll be able to note this change on our packaging which will proudly proclaim, “Processed in the USA.” For more information about our other sourcing and sustainability processes, please visit here: http://www.seapak.com/seafood-101/sourcing-and-sustainability.
    Thanks,
    The WorldCatch Team

  13. Dale Chitwood July 24, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    My family ate World Catch Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers purchased from BJs today. They have so much excess salt that we could not finish them. Your website says there is 300mg of sodium/burger but the package says <2,400mg. That is equal to 30 slices of bacon!
    Can we get a refund?

  14. Bonnie from BiteoftheBest.com July 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Dale — I reached out to the company and have asked them to respond. Stay tuned

  15. The World Catch Team July 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Dale,
    We are so sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind emailing us at RPC-customer.relations@rich.com so we can help you?
    Thanks,
    The World Catch Team

  16. Dale Chitwood July 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    reply to The WorldCatch Team comment 115.
    When I send an email to your email address as requested, it comes back undeliverable. I have tried to send it multiple times.
    What now…?

  17. The World Catch Team July 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Dale,
    We’re sorry about that! Would you try rsp-customer.relations@rich.com?
    Thanks,
    The World Catch Team

  18. Dale Chitwood July 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    email sent. looks like it went through.

  19. Bobbie LaLa January 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Salmon burgers:
    I tried my first and last salmon burger last night.
    Why would ANYONE bastardize a beautiful tasting salmon ?
    I would not recommend this ‘food’ anyone.

  20. Peter January 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Hey bobbie lala.. don’t you read the copy??? they changed the formula… and that’s why it’s no longer good.
    These salmon burgers WERE amazing …before the did so.

  21. peter January 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    oops… I meant the comments…

  22. Bill November 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I won’t be eating these anymore now that I know they’re made in China. I’d rather pay double than eat something made in China. Everyone beware, this product is very likely tainted with carcinogens and heavy metals.

  23. The WorldCatch Team November 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Bill – we believe you will be pleased to learn that our Salmon Burgers are produced in the United States. The salmon is wild-caught in Pacific waters, primarily those around Alaska, and then processed into burgers in the United States.

    Food safety and product quality are our top priorities. As with all of the WorldCatch products, we strictly prohibit the use of banned or unauthorized substances, such as heavy metals or carcinogens, and guard against it with our own monitoring system and through third-party certification.

    We continue to actively endorse and develop high standards and regulations for the seafood industry, and are dedicated to providing you great tasting products you can trust. Should you have any additional questions, please email our Customer Care Team at customercare@rich.com.

    Thanks,
    The WorldCatch Team

  24. Arline November 21, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Best salmon burger I ever tasted. Wish I knew where I bought it.

  25. The WorldCatch Team December 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Arline,

    You can purchase the WorldCatch Salmon Burgers exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Club.

    You can find the location nearest you here: http://www.bjs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LocatorIndexView?storeId=10201&catalogId=10201&langId=-1

    Thanks,
    The WorldCatch Team

  26. BK January 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Hello,

    So where can I buy this outside of BJ’s? Is there an online buy option somewhere? I don’t have Bj’s in my state.

  27. Bonnie from BiteoftheBest.com January 12, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    BK — if you read the comment above yours, a member of the WorldCatch team posted that the salmon burgers are
    exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Club

  28. BK January 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Bonnie,
    Thanks for answering.
    My screen did not display any previous comments when I was making one so I didn’t read any of the previous comments.
    It doesn’t help me either way though as we moved out of New York City, and the closest BJ’s now is about 1500 miles away – and the. BJ,s won’t sell online and ship this item even if I am a member.

  29. Bonnie from BiteoftheBest.com January 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I just checked with the company and was told ” Salmon Burgers are also available at Sam’s Club stores under both the SeaPak brand and the SeaPak Daily Chef brand. Please go to: http://www3.samsclub.com/clublocator/?xid=hnav_club-locator for a club locator for Sam’s Club stores nationwide. We hope there is one near you!”

  30. BK January 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Bonnie,
    Did the company happen to tell you if these are the same exact burgers but just the different box?
    The reason I asked this is that I tried salmon burgers from Costco and some other local stores but they don’t hold a candle in front of the taste that World Catch burgers provide.

  31. The WorldCatch Team January 15, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Hi, BK –
    The SeaPak Salmon Burgers and the SeaPak Daily Chef Salmon Burgers available at Sam’s Club feature the same recipe and same great ingredients as the WorldCatch Salmon Burgers available at BJ’s.

    We hope you enjoy!
    The WorldCatch Team

  32. sharon reilly April 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Any chance of coupons for World Catch salmon burgers? I love them but can’t afford to buy them very often. Please let me know if there is a place to get coupons or if possible…would you be so kind to send me some? Thanks so much….for great burgers and hopefully for some coupons! Have a great day!

  33. BK April 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Apparently, I have only Costco’s membership.

    Is there any other place where I can shop for SeaPak Salmon Burgers and/or the SeaPak Daily Chef Salmon Burgers?

    How about Dierbergs?

  34. World Catch Brand Team May 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Hi, Sharon. We’re so glad to hear that you love the WorldCatch Salmon Burgers! Our Customer Care team would like to hear more from you if you’d be willing to reach out to them at helpline@rich.com or (800) 356-7094. Thank you for being a loyal fan! Ivey on behalf of WorldCatch

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