Known for their rich flavor and distinctive deep red flesh, which retains its color throughout cooking.
SPECIES FACT SHEET
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FLAVOR & TEXTURE
Rich red flesh
Excellent color retention
Distinctive rich flavor
- Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
- Excellent source of high-quality protein
- Excellent source of selenium and phosphorous
- Good source of potassium
Size and Specs
The second most abundant Alaska salmon species. On average, they weigh 6 pounds and measure 25 inches in length. Generally marketed in whole, steak or fillet forms. Also available in convenient, shelf-stable cans and pouches.
Available fresh from mid-May through mid-September, and frozen year-round.
Perfect for grilling, broiling, sautéing, roasting, poaching, steaming, and smoking. Named for its distinctive red meat color, which is retained throughout the cooking process.