We've had farmed Atlantic salmon, we've had wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, but we haven't had Wild King salmon yet this year.
To review: there are 6 different types of salmon (king—also known as chinook—Atlantic, sockeye, coho, pink, and chum). Of these, the king salmon is the largest and fattiest, and it is considered to be the most flavorful. It is the highest of all the salmons in omega-3s, and its high natural oil content gives its meat an especially rich taste. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $26.50
8 oz. for $13.25
-- Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Butter (adapted from Barton Seaver / For Cod And Country)
-- Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon With Herb Salad (Alison Roman / The New York Times)