SALMON

SALMON

SALMON

Alaska is home to five different types of wild salmon: Coho, Keta, King, Pink, and Sockeye. Alaska salmon swim wild, On average, each fish swims over 2,000 miles in its lifetime. For this reason, the Alaska salmon is naturally low in fat, so we call them “fit fish.” The low fat content means Alaska salmon has a meaty texture and is less greasy than other salmon.

Like fine wine, each Alaska salmon species has its own attributes making them suitable for different recipes and occasions.

King (also known as Chinook)

The largest of the five salmon species, King Salmon it is considered to be the premium salmon used for special-occasion meals and in fine-dining restaurants.

Contents - King Salmon

Taste: Deep, succulent flavor

Texture: Highest fat content among the five species and softer on the palette

Color: Rich red flesh

Size: Whole fish has an average weight of 20 lbs.

Omega-3s: 1700 mg / 100 g

Cooking methods: High oil content makes it perfect for grilling or steaming

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King Salmon fact sheet

Sockeye (also called red salmon)

Contents - Sockeye Salmon

Taste: Distinctive, rich flavor

Texture: Firm texture, almost meaty and drier on the palette

Color: Deep red flesh

Size: Whole fish has an average weight of 6 lbs.

Omega-3s: 1200 mg / 100 g

Cooking methods: Perfect for grilling, roasting, poaching, steaming, and smoking

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Sockeye Salmon fact sheet

Coho (also called silver)

Contents - Coho Salmon

Taste: Delicate flavor

Texture: Firm

Color: Orange-red flesh

Size: Whole fish has an average weight of 12 lbs.

Omega-3s: 1100 mg / 100 g

Cooking methods: An excellent choice for grilling, sautéing, roasting, poaching, steaming, and smoking

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Coho Salmon fact sheet

Keta (also called chum)

Contents - Keta Salmon

Taste: Mild flavor

Texture: Firm

Color: Orange-pink flesh

Size: Whole fish average 8 lbs.

Omega-3s: 800 mg / 100 g

Cooking methods: Very good for smoking. The firm, pink flesh also makes it a great choice for grilling or roasting.

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Keta Salmon fact sheet

Pink

Contents - Pink Salmon

Taste: Delicate flavor

Texture: Tender, flaky texture

Color: Light rosy pink-colored flesh

Size: Whole fish average 3 lbs.

Omega-3: 1300 mg / 100 g

Cooking methods: Great for baking because of its milder flavor and excellent for sauces

Download:
Pink Salmon fact sheet