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Which salmon should I buy?

By Lisa Gosselin, March 14, 2012 - 1:12pm

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Lisa asks: Do you buy wild or farmed salmon?


Farmed salmon has almost prevented me from eating salmon anymore. One of my favorite guest dishes for a stand up party table is poached silver salmon served with the dill sauce. This is a large fish and one can not easily find small servings at our local markets. We have tried a variety of types but have ended up choosing salmon from Alaska or Norway or in other words, cold water regions. I came to this conclusion after my travels to Australia where I tried the salmon there. I found that it had the same taste I disliked with the Atlantic salmon. So I have been focusing on cold water varieties. I have tried sockeye but that seem a little strong to me. You comments seem to validate my taste. I have not as far as I know tried King or Coho but will give it a try. What I generally get is from Norway from Whole Foods but not sure of the variety. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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03/07/2015 - 4:25pm

I alway by wild salon.


01/08/2015 - 11:11am



12/28/2014 - 10:03pm

I never buy Farmed Salmon. I agree with your discussions above as the reason. Thank you for promoting what I believe is better for us & the environment. I keep a current [ as it changes] Seafood Watch card from Montery Bay Aquarium in my wallet, it's handy. And I'm constantly educating others on these easy to access resources. It is not often I find good salmon or other healthy seafood in my small town, but when I get it I will use my vacuum sealer, freeze it and it does very well for quick thaw & cook.

Lee from Colorado


12/08/2014 - 5:17pm

I buy Salmon from Kodiak Alaska, but in light of Fukushima is the Salmon still consider safe to buy?


11/01/2014 - 6:15am

I buy only wild salmon for cooking at home. My husband, however, loves to eat at sushi restaurants and they almost always serve Atlantic Salmon. Our they charge an arm and a leg for 'premium' salmon. I make him pay the extra :)


08/11/2014 - 2:38pm

Just had sockeye salmon (baked with garlic powder, olive oil and a few other spices) and Spanish rice. Delicious!


07/23/2014 - 1:10pm

I usally buy both. I buy soceye salmon when my budget allows me to


03/23/2014 - 12:52pm

Hi I am looking in Melbourne were can I buy wild king salmon or Chinook and or wild NZ salmon does any one know Anthony mobile 0425743438


03/03/2014 - 8:09pm

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