King salmon is the most luxurious type of salmon, and is perfect for a gourmet dinner. Use these king salmon recipe ideas to help you prepare this premium fish!
Have you tried king salmon (or Chinook salmon) yet?
This luxurious, ultra-fatty (in a good way!) type of salmon is high-end seafood at its best.
King salmon fillets are thick, marbled with healthy fats, and when prepared correctly– melt in your mouth. If you know someone who appreciates seafood, but doesn’t love salmon– king salmon could open up a whole new world of salmon-obsession.
King salmon is SPECTACULAR.
It can also be extremely pricey, so if you want a little help deciding how to prepare it– I’m here to help! These King salmon recipe ideas will help get you started.
Learn more about salmon: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon
Where Can I Buy King Salmon?
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If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you might be able to find fresh king salmon during its peak summer season.
If you live anywhere else in the United States, or if you’re shopping outside of peak season, look in the frozen seafood aisle. King salmon can be a little hard to find, so look in the grocery store near you with the best supply of frozen seafood.
You can also order king salmon from a reputable seafood distributor like Vital Choice.
Fish Fraud: King Salmon or Atlantic Salmon
Sadly, fish fraud is a thing. And it’s a problem when shopping for king salmon– especially if you’re ordering it in a restaurant outside of the summer season.
Be aware that some less-than-honest businesses will swap out the much cheaper Atlantic salmon for king salmon, so don’t be afraid to ask questions about the fish before ordering in a restaurant.
What Does King Salmon Look Like?
King salmon is pale pink, with lighter fat marbling throughout the fillets. The fillets should be plump, and much thicker than any other type of salmon you’ll see on the market.
What Does King Salmon Taste like?
King salmon is mild, mellow, and buttery. It pairs well with citrus and other tart flavors.
King Salmon Recipe Ideas
If you’re looking for a king salmon recipe, you’re in the right place! These recipes are written specifically for the ultra-rich and fatty king salmon, and will have you enjoying this decadent fish in no time!
If you love to grill, I recommend starting with the Grilled Salmon with Plum Sauce.
If you love summer cherries, start with my personal favorite– Seared Salmon with Cherry Almond Topping.