SEATAC, Wash. — The season's first Copper River salmon arrived in Seattle Friday, and more than 200 Swedish Hospital workers will be among the first to enjoy it.
Thousands of pounds of salmon arrived via Alaska Air Cargo from Cordova, Alaska, at Sea-Tac Airport Friday morning.
Then, on Saturday, Seattle Chef Tom Douglas will cook donated salmon to prepare more than 200 dishes for Swedish Hospital medical professionals working on the frontline of the pandemic.
The fish from Alaska’s Copper River Delta is considered a delicacy as it contains some of the highest fat content you can find, therefore making it tastier. The fish are shipped soon after they are pulled from the water.
Copper River salmon can go for $60 per pound or more.
Alaska Air, Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Copper River Marketing Association, and Tom Douglas are partnering together for this year's events.