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Wild Pacific Coho Salmon

One of the most common and marketable Pacific salmon is the Coho Salmon. These salmon have many different names: silver (not to be confused with Silverbright salmon), silversides, white, blush and Hoopid salmon to name a few.



Although Alaska is number 1 in harvesting coho salmon, these salmon can be found in waters from Southern California to Alaska and from Japan to Russia. The preferred market size for these coho salmon is somewhere between 4 to 12 pounds.

Coho's can be found either fresh, frozen and smoked. You can buy Coho's head and gutted, steaks, fillets and tail sections. The reddish orange meat of the coho is moderately high in fat content and has a nice flake to it.

The meat is soft in the raw state, but firms up when you cook it. You will find the meat of the Coho not as red as the Chinook, but will be pinker than the Chum salmon.

Smaller fish will have a delicate flavor while larger Coho's will give you a mild to moderate taste.



Coho Cooking Tips

The Coho's oil content make this salmon excellent for grilling and smoking. You can also baste it with a simple marinade to add extra flavor to it.

More About Coho's

Ways to Cook it: Bake, Broil, Grill, Smoke, Poach
Texture: Medium to Firm
Flavor: Moderate

Substitutions

Other Salmon or Rainbow Trut

Names

Scientific name:Oncorhynchus kisutch
Common:Coho or Silver Salmon

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:100g/3.5oz. (raw)
Amount Per Serving
Source: USDA
  • Calories: 146
  • Fat Calories: 53
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Sodium:46 mg
  • Protein: 21.6 g
  • Omega-3: 1.3 g



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