Last Updated on June 21, 2020
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.
One serving is not all that large, but if the salmon is paired with some healthy sides like Brussels sprouts or a salad, it makes a good meal.
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 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.
Thank You, Rachael! I’ve never tried any of Aldi’s refrigerated fresh fish, and this sounds like an ideal one to start with. I’ll try preparing it on the grill, Foreman or Weber if the weather is good, or in the pan, like you did. I was thinking about your comment that it’s going to have more sodium than if you bought plain salmon and seasoned it yourself at home. I’ve seen some recipes with up to 1600 mg of sodium, so it depends on how you season it yourself. 😉
Just bought this item yesterday and cooked on the grill. The odd thing is that it had absolutely zero smell. Had to admit it was a bit strange, but the texture and the taste was great. We eat a lot of salmon and it always has some smell even if it is very fresh. I do wonder about what process they use to eliminate every trace of odor. We will be buying again though.
Replying to my own comment – the salmon we had was not the Mediterranean Herb, just plain. I’m sure the herbed salmon would have that smell.
I agree! It didn’t make the house smell fishy at all.
I just had this particular Salmon for the past two nights and I would have to agree. I found it to be absolutely delicious! Mine, too, took much longer to cook, so will have to try cutting into smaller pieces, as you suggested. Definitely WILL buy again.
Just cut it in half to make it thinner so it will be easier to cook. I added some garlic honey and butter to my plain salmon and it was so delicious. I find the herb variety a little too salty for my husband who takes diuretics.
Made it today and wow! It’s so delicious!!!!
I’m curious as to what spices are used, my son is terribly allergic to basil and am fearful.
I’d recommend asking Aldi: https://www.aldi.us/en/about-aldi/contact-us/
It doesn’t clarify what the spices are, but according to the ingredients on the package:
Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) (Color Added Through Feed), Dehydrated Vegetable Blend (Garlic, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Onion, Green Onion), Sea Salt, Spices, Dried Lemon Peel, Demerara Sugar.
Most wonderful salmon I have ever bought. Made last night in cast iron skillet. Doesn’t taste fishy and great texture.
Is Aldi Mediterranean salmon gluten free?
We eat this all the time; it’s delicious. It says on the package that it can be baked on an oiled baking sheet at 375° for 25 minutes or until the internal temp is 145°. That’s how I always do it.
Just made this last night.
Agree with prior comments. No smell in house.
I baked it due to the amount of herbs I wanted to retain and temp checked to 145 exactly and it was great. Great packaging too very sealed and not messy at all.
I’ve made this in the oven and on the grill several times, it is wonderful. I just made it tonight on the pit barrel cooker (smoker), it was some of the best food I’ve ever put in my mouth, WOW!!!
I agree with ALL of the comments! Everyone in my family that tries it, loves it!!! This is just another one of Aldi’s great products!!! I shop there regularly!!
This Aldi Mediterranean Salmon was OK. It was too salty for our taste buds. It was accompanied by spinach and “Au Grati”n potatoes (boxed by Aldi also salty). ‘Glad I gave it a squirt of fresh lemon and a dusting of fresh lemon rind.
I have just purchased this and am excited to try it. I do have a question however; this says it is Atlantic Salmon and is product of Chile. Chile’s coast in on the Pacific so how is Atlántic Salmon and product of Chile all at the same time?
Great question lol.
Good question. For better or worse, it looks like all Atlantic salmon is actually farm raised, and Chile is a large producer. Here’s a link with more info: https://www.ourwickedfish.com/lets-talk-fish/5-key-differences-between-atlantic-and-wild-salmon
We accompanied our salmon with some fresh cauliflower rice and green beans so good!! Def. Getting again at Aldi!!
I just tried this for the first time today and it was so salty I had to throw it out. I could tell the flavors would otherwise be good and it cooked up so it was nice and flaky. Disappointed.
I agree…too salty but otherwise great.
Please ask Aldi to package the Mediterranean herb mixture used on the salmon. I love this product. I would love to try this mixture on chicken
We don’t have any kind of special contact with Aldi, but here’s how you can contact Aldi yourself to make your request known: https://www.aldireviewer.com/contact-aldi/
I came here just to see if anyone else thought what I think: it is way too salty. I can’t eat it. I’m surprised to see so many good reviews. I would rather throw on my own seasoning, takes an extra 5 minutes. I might have to toss this in the trash.
Actually, you are right. I was initially a big fan, and bought it many times. But the saltiness is starting to get to me, and I think I’m done with it. (If I were you, rather than trash it I would serve it with some unsalted rice.)