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White Salmon question

susancinsf | Apr 5, 2005 10:30 AM

I have always thought that white salmon was a sub-species that had white flesh. However, I ate last night at an LA restaurant, where hounds had told me that I should order the Columbia River Wild White Salmon. They had wild Columbia River salmon on the menu, but it wasn't advertised as White. I ordered it, and it was delicious, but definitely pink.

However, in trying to google to find out more about the White Salmon, all I am finding are references to the White river area, which is apparently a hatchery for Columbia River salmon.

So, isn't there such a thing as White fleshed Salmon? or does the 'White' just refer to the location where the salmon are hatched. Assuming I'm not crazy, and there is such a thing as White salmon (I've always thought that the Copper River salmon that is so reveared was a white salmon?), what is the season, and where (preferably in the SF area) can I taste it?



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