The West's best seafood

Our guide to healthy, sustainable choices from the West's amazing bounty

13 great fish to choose now

Descriptions, sources, and eco-factors for the West's tastiest sustainable seafoods

Wild Pacific salmon
Dwight Eschliman

Wild Pacific salmon

Recipes:  10 ways with wild Pacific salmon

Taste Full-flavored, rich, and meaty.

Source Pacific Ocean, Northern California to Alaska; sometimes in the rivers where they spawn.

Eco factor Alaskan wild salmon stocks are especially healthy.

How to choose Buy fresh or frozen fillets or steaks with moist, firm flesh (not mushy or broken) and a fresh, oceanlike aroma. Flesh color is a reflection of species (there are six) and what they eat, not quality; it can range from pale pink to deep red. 

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