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Is it really cheaper to buy a whole uncut salmon than packages of boneless cut pieces?

Asked by mazingerz88 (28252points) 2 months ago from iPhone

Kinda silly to ask but noticed that a package of cut pieces cost 13 bucks a pound and in another grocery a whole uncut salmon cost 9 bucks a pound. And they fillet for free. Does the weight of salmon head and bones matter? Thanks.

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Zaku's avatar

The work of cleaning a fish is significant. Even de-boning it is.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Ask Napoleon – he was good at pulling the bone apart.

Seriously: Some people eat salmon (or other fish) heads; it is seen as a delicacy in some cultures. So it has value for those people, even though I don’t care for fish heads.

What’s your relationship with costco? They often have salmon (and other fish) – they have fileted them and removed the heads, but the filet is huge and thick – maybe 12–15 inches long. You can slide to your desired size (I usually but it into threes and freeze two of them).

I have no interest in learning how to filet.

mazingerz88's avatar

@elbanditoroso According to Google entry two days ago…

“Salmon At Costco, it will cost you about $16.16 a pound for Kirkland Signature Fresh Farmed Atlantic Salmon Fillet, whereas it’s only $9.99 a pound for Farm Raised Fresh Atlantic salmon fillets at Ralphs.”

Not sure why it’s even more expensive than packaged deboned salmon at Whole Foods. If indeed Google is accurate.

elbanditoroso's avatar

We don’t have Ralph’s here, so that’s not a relevant comparison for me.

jca2's avatar

I looked at a Costco group I’m in on FB, and the package in Costco is labeled “Fresh Wild King Salmon” so maybe that’s why.

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