Types of Wild Pacific Salmon
Typically sold in stores
- Coho: commonly known as silver salmon. This is 2nd largest & has firm, orange-red flesh.
- Keta: also known as chum. This type has mild flavor & pink color.
- Pink: is the smallest but most plentiful. It is most often canned.
King: aka Chinook are harvested year round & are the largest ranging from 4-40 lb. King salmon is among the most prized wild salmon due to it's rich flavor & firm texture.
Sockeye: nicknamed red salmon for it's distinctive red hued meat. Rich flavor & firm texture make it ideal for smoking.