Salmon (Wild), White King

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Species Name:
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Sustainability Rating:

Green – Best Choice

What:

Also known as Ivory King Salmon, these salmon have a genetic mutation that prevents them
from processing the pigmentation normally found in the crustaceans that they diet heavily on. Depending on the catch area, between 1 in 20 and up to
1 in 300 have this mutation.

When:
Sporadic availability
Where/How:

Where: Alaska

How: Wild

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Characteristics

Of the 5 different types of Pacific Salmon, the King’s are the only species that can create White Salmon. Through a natural mutation, two King Salmon that are both red can produce a White King Salmon. There’s no way to know when a King Salmon is white until it is gutted. The color can range from light orange to pale pink or ivory.

White King Salmon have an excellent healthy fat content (we love those Omega-3’s)! Compared to the red fleshed King Salmon, the Ivory’s are a bit more delicate. Wonderful baked, broiled, roasted, pan seared or poached.

For Your Menu

Highlight this wonderful rare fish on your special menu whenever it’s
available – your customers will thank you for it! Not just different in color, White King Salmon is also different in flavor and texture compared to the red fleshed King Salmon. The texture is more soft and silky, and the flavor is less salmon-like with a delectable buttery taste.

For Your Waitstaff

Customers love wild Alaska Salmon and are willing to pay a premium for fish when it’s available. Recommend this unique salmon and let them know that it’s not often that they’ll get to enjoy this.


For Your Retail Display

Customers love wild Alaska Salmon and are willing to pay a premium for fish when it’s available. Recommend this unique salmon and let them know that it’s not often that they’ll get to enjoy this.