Saturday, August 22, 2009

Low, low price for wild Alaskan salmon

Fairway Market in Paramus has a sale on wild Alaskan salmon fillet for $6.99 a pound, but this comparatively low price may not be as good as it looks.

Fairway's circular tells you where the fish was caught, but doesn't tell you what kind of salmon is on sale. Is it silverbrite or sockeye, the red-orange fillets Costco has been selling for months at $8.99 a pound? Sockeye has a higher oil content, meaning you get more of those beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids. Only king salmon has a higher oil content.

Fairway also is selling USDA prime top round London broil for $2.99 a pound, but this beef doesn't come close in quality to the drug- and hormone-free, free-range, grass-fed Australian beef tenderloin I bought on sale this year with a Price Club Card at ShopRite for the same price. I still have plenty of it in the freezer.

Fairway's sale starts today and ends Aug. 28.

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