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Wild King Salmon

ciaolette | | Mar 21, 2002 02:01 PM

Its the time of year for Wild King Salmon. Tuesday I had a craving for salmon, and I went to Santa Monica Seafood. Their price on Wild King was $18 a pound, pretty outrageous, so I bought a little slice for lunch. Then I stopped at the Wild Oats on Wilshire and 5th for some greens and noticed they had Wild King Salmon on sale for $5.99 a pound.
Now thats a great price.... I bought a couple pounds and did a taste test. Both fish looked similar, although the SM seafood fish was more noticably marbled with fat, like comparing fatty toro to maguro. I grilled both pieces in a light marinade, and this is the result. The Wild Oats fish was very very good, sweet and flavorful without that terrible fishy salmon taste that farmed/atlantic salmon has. The SM seafood fish was a whole different level of good ,more meltingly tender, fatty and sweeter. Was it worth $18 a pound, well that depends how much money you have to throw around, I can only afford that as a treat...however I will be going back to get more of the Wild Oats fish as it was great and hey..salmons really good for you.
Has anyone who frequents the downtown wholesale fish markets seen good looking King Salmon down there??? I would love to get a couple whole fish and do a barb-b-que, yum
Any recomendations welcomed!!