Monday, February 14, 2011

Aldi Product Features: Wild Caught Salmon Fillets from Aldi - Grilled Salmon Recipe

Aldi recipe salmon
This week I decided to pick up the Wild Caught Salmon Fillets from Aldi, and I was a bit hesitant about how to cook them, as I have not cooked salmon for years. As a vegetarian for more than a decade, I have never actually tasted salmon, which makes cooking it even trickier.

At $3.99 (Now $3.69) for a pound of frozen salmon, I wanted to give it a try, and my husband was excited to see that there was salmon on the menu. My kids were just happy to see something else than chicken, and it is funny what a difference it means to call it salmon instead of fish.

Sea Queen Wild Caught Salmon Fillets

The Wild Caught Salmon Fillets from Aldi is sold under the Sea Queen brand, and the salmon comes from the Northeast Pacific waters.The pink salmon is skinless, boneless and come in separate vacuum packed pouches.

According to the package one serving of pink salmon provides 1270 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids.

I found a grilled salmon recipe at, and I changed it around a bit to fit the ingredients I had on hand.

4 people

Grilled Salmon

  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons and  soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons  water
  • Oil for oiling the grill pan


  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl with lid, carefully turn the salmon in the mixture and refridgerate it for 1 - 2 hours. 
  2. Oil the grill pan, and grill for about 4 minutes on each side, or until the salmon reaches about 140 degrees F. 
  3. If you think the salmon is getting to dark on the grill, transfer it to a baking dish and continue heating in the oven at 350 degrees F.

Serve with rice and grilled vegetables.

Aldi Recipes: Grilled Salmon, with grilled peppers and rice.

Cost of meal:
Seasoning ingredients from the pantry.
1 lb salmon $3.99
Rice (20 lb bag $5 on sale at Publix) used a handful $0.10
Frozen stir fry vegetable (on sale at Publix with coupons) $0.60

Final cost of meal $4.69

The Wild Caught Salmon Fillets from Aldi is currently on sale for $3.69

Did you ever try the Wild Caught Salmon Fillets or any other fish product from Aldi?


  1. I have never tasted Salmon except for salmon patties--a far cry from this I know. I am going to have to try some.

  2. That sounds simple enough, and I love salmon. Although, I've never cooked it myself. If the price is that good at our Aldi I'll have to pick some up this week!

  3. I will have to check to see if they have the salmon back here in Ohio because we haven't had it at out store in sometime. I use to make poached salmon all the time when we had it here

  4. Sorry, not sure my comment posted.
    I get Aldi fish often. We like the wild caught salmon (grill as you do), but not the salmon patties. Flounder is nice, but pricey -- baked. We don't care for tilapia generally. And, yes, I just bought breaded fillets the other day {guilty}. The boys like the fish sticks sometimes for snacks.

  5. My husband is not too excited about tilapia either, but I might have to try the flounder next time.

  6. I make something like this only I use minced garlic, instead of garlic powder and Newman's Own Light Lime Vinegrette instead of soy (I know, totally different flavors, but the procedure is the same.)

  7. I purchased the Sea Queen Boneless and Skinless Salmon fillets about two weeks ago and returned to y nearest Aldi to stock up. The pieces are sufficent for a meal balance with salad greens or steammed vegetables. I season with salt, pepper, cayennes pepper, ginger and a nice garlic blend, then bake until done. I would encourage anyone that enjoys salmon to try the Aldi brand.

  8. Well I bought this same bag of Wild-Caught Salmon at Aldi's and not til I got home did I read the bag only to find it states "product of China"!! I never would have bought it if I had seen that.

    1. I use this and I just found out that the salmon is caught in the Pacific but it is then shipped to China due to the cheap labor to debone it, It's then shipped back to Aldi In Illinois. I don't know where it's packaged.

      I used to buy the more expensive ones but these are better as they're already skinned and taste just as good nad I'm a pickky eater.

    2. Couldn't agree more. I read up on China's salmon processing. Nasty, nasty, nasty!

  9. Sorry, to rain on your parade. The Aldi "Sea Queen Wild Caught Salmon" is not from our waters but from China, as is clearly listed on the label. The source is listed as "Northeast Pacific." But those fishing grounds are East of China, not West from the US. That's probably why this salmon is so cheap. It's however one of the worst fish foods to eat for the toxins that are found to be present .

  10. nooooo.. i just bought some..When I get home i am going to have to see if it says product of china.

  11. I did the exact same thing. I will never buy it again.

  12. Im sorry. How can you be vegetarian if you eat salmon?? Your a pescatarian. Vegatarians, as the title suggests. Only eat vegetable based products.

  13. I called aldi headquarters. They reassured me that it says china only because it's processed over there but not from there. Dillema is if that is the case, then why are they listing china? Am i missing something? Anyone know?