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Wild Chinook Salmon

Commonly called "King Salmon", Chinook Salmon is the largest and best of the Pacific salmon. The main method of catching these prized fish is by trollers. Some of the Salmon can reach 50 pounds or more, but most of the salmon caught for the markets are 10 to 20 pounds.

Chinook salmon is the most expensive of all the salmon and is commonly marketed with the name of the river they are caught from. Hence you will see such names as Copper River Kings or Yukon river salmon. But the highest quality Chinooks will come from the ocean.

Chinooks produce a rich, buttery flavor meat that is almost always red and the meat of the salmon is softer than your other species of wild salmon. You can find king salmon in many forms, fresh, frozen, smoked and of course canned salmon.

Salmon Cooking Tips

Keep it simple when cooking these wonderful salmon, grilling and broiling are excellent ways of cooking this salmon.

More About Chinook

Ways to Cook it: Bake, Broil, Grill, Smoke, Poach, Steam
Texture: Medium
Flavor: Full


Other types of Salmon can be used, Rainbow Trout


Scientific name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Common: King, Spring salmon, Tyee or Blackmouth

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size:100g/3.5oz.(raw)
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Source: USDA
  • Calories: 179
  • Fat Calories: 94
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg
  • Sodium: 47 mg
  • Protein: 19.9 g
  • Omega-3: 2.3g


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