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Kitchen Dictionary: salmon

Pronounced: SAM-uhn

Chinook or king salmon can reach up to 120 pounds with a high-fat, soft-textured flesh ranging from off-white to bright red. Other salmon include coho or silver salmon with firm-textured pink to red-orange flesh; sockeye or red salmon (prized for canning) with firm deep red flesh. Not as fatty are the pink or humpback salmon, the smallest most delicately flavored variety; and the chum or dog salmon which is distinguished by having the lightest color and lowest fat content. All salmon are high in protein and a rich source of omega-3 oils.


Season: available year-round

How to select: substitutions: swordfish, halibut, lake trout, yellowtail tuna

How to prepare: bake, braise, broil, grill, pan-fry, pan-roast, poach, saute, sear, steam

Matches well with: aioli, anchovies, aquavit, artichokes, avocados, bacon, basil, bearnaise sauce, beurre blanc, bread crumbs, capers, caviar, Champagne, chervil, chives, citrus, clams, Cognac, coriander, corn, crab, cream, creme fraiche, cucumber, cumin, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, hollandaise sauce, horseradish, leeks, lemon, lime, maple syrup, mayonnaise, mint, mushrooms, mustard, olives, parsley, pepper, pomegranates, raisins, sesame, shallots, shrimp, snow peas, spinach, tarragon, tomato, vermouth, vinaigrette, walnuts, wine, Worcestershire sauce, zucchini

More Salmon Recipes
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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 107
Calories from Fat 33 (31%)
Total Fat 3.7g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 63mg 2%
Potassium 311mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 17.4g 34%

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