Descriptions, sources, and eco-factors for the West's tastiest sustainable seafoods
Recipes: 10 ways with wild Pacific salmon
Taste Full-flavored, rich, and meaty.
Source Pacific Ocean, Northern California (good) to Alaska (better); 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.