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  • Spring has Sprung and the Surrender Salmon is Running

    Salad Girl was introduced to Surrender Salmon by local foodie Weekly Dish talk show hostess and the brainchild of Makers of Minnesota Podcast, Stephanie Hansen. Stephanie suggested we reach out to see if Grant Niver would partner with us on some Spring recipes. Within a few days of our ask, I picked up some sushi grade frozen fillets of wild-caught sockeye Surrender salmon from my local fisherman.  We cooked up a tasty “Poke Minnesota Bowl” & one of the best grilled fish taco recipes you will ever taste! Stay tuned for the fish taco recipe in May. It will be perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

    Locally Sourced Salmon is definitely not the first thing that springs to mind in when perusing your local farmers market, but fisherman-owned, Twin Cities-based Surrender Salmon totally changes that perception with their booth of flash-frozen Bristol Bay wild sockeye salmon at the Mpls Farmers Market. And after meeting Grant Niver, and tasting his families amazingly fresh salmon, I believe it's not only a sustainable choice but also one of the tastiest seafood options in Minnesota. 

     

     

    Surrender Salmon is a family owned business. The company name comes from their family Fishing Vessel “Surrender,” which is owned and captained by Grant’s father, Mark Niver, and crewed by Grant and his brothers, Blake and Brice Niver.  Surrender Salmon happened to Minnesota when Grant decided to leave his home in Alaska and attend Augsburg College in Minneapolis. While in school (and Augsburg being surrounded by some of the Cities best farmers markets) Grant realized there was a market for his families high-quality, direct-from-the-fisherman, sockeye salmon right here in Minnesota.  “People want to know where their food is coming from,” he says. “That makes our business possible.” So, after getting his college degree and a full-time job in finance in Minneapolis, Grant stayed in Minnesota, but each summer he joins his father & brothers on the F/V Surrender as it plies the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the largest commercial wild salmon fishery in the world to fish.  A portion of the F/V Surrender’s catch every summer is shipped to the Twin Cities.  

      Thank You, Stephanie for the introduction, and thank you Grant for your gracious salmon offering. And, Thank You to the whole Niver family. We love knowing our fishermen!  See below the picture of Grant with the real deal & where to purchase Surrender SalmonLunds & Byerlys 

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