Also known as silver salmon or “silvers,” wild coho salmon is a meaty, healthful and impressive dinner on the center of your family’s dinner plate. Caught in the waters of Alaska, it has a moderate to high amount of fat – the healthy omega-3 kind – and is known for its deep orange flesh.
Try making wild coho salmon medium rare. Cooking it this way highlights the fish’s texture. Sear it in a pan with some oil or toss it on the grill. On the grill, the fat content keeps it moist. And pay attention! Wild salmon cooks quickly. Most recipes suggest cooking it for 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
For sauce and seasoning, the choices abound. Glaze it with miso, honey and soy and serve with rice and asparagus. Squeeze lemon, drizzle with oil and add your favorite fresh herbs. Make it spicy with a simple rub of chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
Your dinner is served!