While shopping at Aldi recently, I noticed a woman picking up a package of the Mediterranean Herb Atlantic Salmon from the refrigerator shelves.
“That salmon is so good,” I couldn’t help commenting.
“Oh, yeah,” the woman answered. “We put it on the George Foreman Grill.”
Some Aldi products are just so good that you have to talk about them with other customers. The Mediterranean Herb Atlantic Salmon is one of those products.
Selling for $8.99 per lb. at the time of writing, this salmon appears frequently as an ALDI Find (Special Buy). I see it probably every other month in my local stores. If you don’t want to go that long without it, you can always buy extra packages and freeze them.
It’s a bit pricier than regular, unseasoned salmon, and it is going to have more sodium than if you bought plain salmon and seasoned it yourself at home, but if you’re trying to work more seafood into your diet, especially if you’re not a big seafood lover or don’t like seafood that has a strong fishy taste, this is definitely worth the higher price. It’s not fishy or smelly. It’s just really delicious.
This salmon is a product of Chile and is processed in the U.S., and it bears a Certified Best Aquaculture Practices seal.
One package contains about four servings 230-calorie servings, along with 15 grams of total fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 60 mg of cholesterol, 530 mg of sodium, 2 grams of total carbs, 0 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of protein. It also contains 2,200 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per serving.
The salmon can be pan fried or broiled.
To pan fry, which is how I always prepare it, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. The instructions state to pan fry the fish for 5-7 minutes, turning once.
To broil, place on an oiled baking sheet and broil on high for 6-10 minutes.
No matter how you prepare the salmon, it should be cooked to 145 degrees.
When I pan fry this salmon, I always find that it takes longer than the directions indicate to cook the fish all the way through and to reach a 145 degrees. Some parts of the fillet are much thicker than others, which means it won’t always cook evenly. To help with that, I usually cut the salmon into four sections, which seems to speed the cooking process some, but it still takes probably 10-15 minutes rather than the indicated 5-7 minutes to get my salmon up to the proper temperature.
Nevertheless, once it’s fully cooked, the Mediterranean Herb Atlantic Salmon is excellent. No one in my family is a big fan of fish, but they all like this salmon, with its rich meaty texture and just the right amount of flavor and seasoning. Also, while some people might think the fish skin that is attached to the underside of the fillet is gross, my kids think it’s fun to poke at the skin and examine it while they eat their fish.
Aldi’s Mediterranean Herb Atlantic Salmon tastes excellent and is worth the slightly higher price. It’s great for both seafood lovers and for people who don’t like fish but are trying to get some healthy Omega-3s into their diets.