Growing up in Hawaii, I had access to some of the most delicious, freshest fish imaginable. Unfortunately, salmon was not one of them! I only had access to previously frozen or canned salmon. So, at the time, salmon had too strong of a flavor - kind of fishy and mushy. It wasn't until I was a little older and moved to the mainland that I discovered the pure deliciousness of high quality fresh wild salmon. Since it is so versatile and easy to cook, I find I now eat salmon more often than any other fish, with wild Sockeye being one of my weekday go-to favorites. There are three varieties of wild Alaska salmon that come into season during the summer.
- King, also called Chinook, is prized as the richest and fattiest, and some say it's the most tasty wild Alaska salmon
- Sockeye is the smallest most delicate of the wild Alaska salmons and is known for its unique flavor and bright red, extra firm texture.
- Coho is available later in the summer and has a milder taste, perfect for those who prefer a less intense salmon flavor.