King Salmon is always a winner in the kitchen with its high oil content, firm texture and rich flavor. But did you know that the color of the meat can range from deep red to white, to a mixture of the two?
Seafood chefs rave about the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of the white, also called “Ivory” king, but most don’t prepare them much differently than the red-fleshed fish. Marbled King salmon is very similar to the ivory, with some shades of red running through it.
The only way to know for sure which one you like best, is to join us in some taste-testing research and try them all side by side!
The curious genetic twist that determines the pigmentation is highly unpredictable. So red, white, and marbled salmon all swim in the same school, and until they’re filleted, no one can tell which color they might be. This anomaly only occurs in about 10% of wild-caught Kings in the Pacific Northwest.
You’ll receive (9) 6 OZ portions total:
- (3) 6 OZ Red King Salmon portions
- (3) 6 OZ Ivory King Salmon portions
- (3) 6 OZ Marbled King Salmon portions
Hector A Gonzales Jr (verified owner) –
I had extremely high expectations for the salmon, considering the glowing descriptions on the website. I have to say, I am disappointed. I don’t really see a huge difference between this salmon and the salmon I used to get from Costco.
I have not tried all 3 yet, but I have tried 2 out of 3. I grilled each fillet, used the meater probe to make sure each was cooked to the absolute perfect internal temp and the flavors were okay. It just wasn’t special or outstanding and that’s a bummer.
Thank you for the feedback Hector, Everyone that tastes the difference between ivory, marbled and red king has a slightly different take. Thank you for supporting sustainable fishing and for your support. Let us know if we can do anything to make your experience better.
Patricia L Jacques (verified owner) –
We enjoyed this very much , absolutely the best ever eaten, very mild and tender. The service was great , click to order and it arrived exactly on time, got a nice prior message that the order was to be delivered next day, so i was able to get it in the refrigerator/ freezer right away but, arrived totally frozen so no worries if I hadn’t been here
Laura Adams (verified owner) –
Fixed all 3 to compare the different types of salmon. An amazing experience. The marbled salmon was definitely different especially in texture. All were delicious! I love the salmon from Lummi Island – always fresh and never disappointing.
Mary Bush (verified owner) –
Your description is perfect-delicious and interesting to have the 3 colors.