Alternative Names: Silver salmon
Monterey Bay Recommendation: Recirculating aquaculture system farmed Coho are a best choice, as are Alaskan fish from drift gillnets, purse seines, and trolls. Otherwise, look up your specific origin as there are many options.
Uses in Cooking: This fish can be cooked any way but deep fried. It has enough oil that frying makes it too oily. If you want sashimi, pick a different salmon.
Similar Fish: King Salmon, Rainbow trout, Lake trout
Description: This is a more mild flavored salmon and the taste is clean and rich. It is firm with large flakes and light pink in color when cooked.
Fun Facts: The appearance of these fish changes dramatically when they go from their ocean phase to their freshwater phase. Starting silver and sleek, with a straight mouth, these fish develop a bright red skin color, a hunchback, and a hooked beak when they transition.