Love seafood, but wish it was more affordable? These pink salmon recipes use the most budget-friendly type of Wild Pacific salmon!
It’s no secret– Wild Pacific salmon can be expensive.
The good news is– it doesn’t have to be!
Pink salmon is an affordable and delicious type of Wild Pacific salmon that is easy to find, won’t break the bank, and can help you eat more heart-healthy omega-3s.
Where Can I Buy Pink Salmon?
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you might be able to find fresh pink salmon during their biennial peak summer season.
If you live anywhere else in the United States, look for fillets in the frozen seafood aisle or canned or vacuum-packed fish in the canned seafood aisle at your usual grocery store.
What Does Pink Salmon Look Like?
Pink salmon is… wait for it… pale PINK!
What Does Pink Salmon Taste Like?
Pink salmon has a mild flavor, and pairs well with citrus.
Pink salmon is noticeably less oily than other types of salmon, so expect the salmon fillets to be a little bit leaner than either sockeye or Atlantic salmon.
How Do I Cook Pink Salmon?
The same way you cook any piece of salmon! Learn some basic techniques here: How to Cook Salmon.
Pink Salmon Fillet Recipes
If you’re looking for some easy recipe ideas for pink salmon fillets, you’re on the right page! These recipes are either written specifically for pink salmon, or work perfectly with pink salmon.
If you love Caesar salad, I recommend starting with my Salmon Caesar Salad.
If you want the EASIEST salmon recipe, start with the baked Pesto Salmon.
Canned Pink Salmon Recipes
Most of the following recipes work perfectly with both canned pink salmon and canned sockeye salmon.
They’re perfect recipes to throw into your regular dinner rotation, because you can keep most of the ingredients on hand!