You may be thinking "salmon again?" Fresh wild Alaskan salmon is only available a few short months during the summer (the salmon from the Copper River that we had a few weeks ago is available for only about a month).
To review, there are 5 different types of Pacific salmon (king—also known as chinook—sockeye, coho, pink, and chum). Of all the types, king is the largest, and some consider it the most flavorful. This year, fewer landings of king salmon are projected, and it is expensive! We've read that Pikes Place Market in San Francisco sold Copper River king salmon for $75.00 a pound!
Sockeye (also known as red) is not as large as king salmon but like king salmon, it is high in omega-3's and has an excellent flavor. We love Alaskan salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice," and it is MSC Certified. Lower mercury. Kosher.
1 lb for $16.50
-- Sesame Seared Salmon Over a Bowl of Quinoa, Leeks, Kale, and Broccoli (What’s Cooking Good Looking)
-- Salmon, Asparagus, and Mushrooms Steamed in Parchment
(Eat Clean / Martha Stewart)