Also known as chinook, tyee, or blackmouth salmon, king salmon are prized for their high oil content, firm texture, and rich flavor. Our wild king salmon portions have a rich and buttery flavor with soft-textured flakes and a velvety finish. These fish are locally, wild-caught by Salish Sea fishers, not far from our Reefnet fishery.
King salmon have consistently won blind taste tests among salmon aficionados. Kings are the largest of the species, typically sitting at an average weight between 10 and 20 lbs. The fish’s high oil content makes it a prime candidate for grilling, broiling, sautéing, baking, poaching, steaming, and smoking – almost every salmon preparation will taste good on a king.
For those new to buying wild king salmon online, know that there is a running debate among fish lovers about which is the best salmon – king or sockeye. We have to admit that these wild king salmon portions will give sockeye fans a run for their money.
Orca Safe Salmon means the fish you are eating has been caught in a terminal area, meaning close to the salmon’s river of origin, well past the point that a fish might make a meal for an Orca. Orca Safe Salmon also means the fish you are eating has been caught by sustainable gear with little or no by-catch, in a fishery carefully controlled by Tribal, Federal and/or State fisheries managers.
Wild King Salmon Preparation Tips
As one of the more decadent salmon types, king salmon doesn’t require a lot of effort in the kitchen. The fish’s natural flavor and texture are enough to stand out as a main course. That said, we prefer our king salmon grilled on a cedar plank with a sprinkling of sea salt. To finish squeeze some fresh lemon juice onto the skin with a few twists of freshly ground black pepper. When buying wild king salmon online, we recommend a simple preparation to better experience the fish’s flavor.
Handling Instructions – Wild King Salmon
If you buy wild king salmon online from Lummi Island Wild, expect to receive a delivery of frozen, not thawed, fish. All of our king salmon ships frozen in order to preserve the fish’s delicate taste and texture. Once the package is received, you can either begin to defrost your king salmon portions for dinner that evening or keep them frozen for a later meal. King salmon has a higher oil content than other types of fish, which means it can spoil faster. That said, you can store it in your home freezer for up to three months.
Joe – Fenwick Island (verified owner) –
Ordered a box of King salmon. I had to. I needed top shelf seafood. I recently ordered a tuna steak from a local seafood restaurant; it was horrible.
Now I have a box of king salmon in my freezer — the absolute best & freshest tasting salmon I’ve ever had. My weekly go to treat dinner — I cook myself. No restaurant is going to ruin my fish dinners anymore.
JW (verified owner) –
Fantastic Salmon. Will definitely order more!!
Teresa Vercella (verified owner) –
Will definitely order again! I got a great deal where the king salmon was half off! Fish was delicious and great quality!
nicole hart (verified owner) –
amazing tasting fish…we order from Maryland…have looked around and have not found anything comparable…have turned many of our friends on to this fantastic find
LINDA WILSON –
You’ve got yourself a new customer! I just finished eating my first Sockeye Salmon from your company – FANTASTIC! The fresh flavor was so far above and beyond anything in local stores. Really enjoyed my dinner. Great product and will highly recommend. And, thank you for being sustainable seafood.
Tina Lerner (verified owner) –
It was our first time ordering so we ordered 2 -Baker King Salmon, 2 – Regular King Salmon, 2 – Baker Sockeye Salmon, 2 – reefnet coho salmon. We could tell that each type was fresher, cleaner (best words we can use) than all salmon we’ve every eaten. We tend to eat only wild KING salmon. Now the Sockeye was a 10, the regular king was a 9.5, the coho was a 7.5 it was not the fatty that we like. Baker King was 7.5, not as fatty as the sockeye or the regular king. We’re glad we tried them all to know what is good / not as good. Overall we are ecstatic, excited, and grateful to have found Lummi Island. The order arrived perfectly frozen. AWESOME EXPERIENCE.
Karen S. (verified owner) –
The Wild King Salmon is incredible! I could eat it every day if I allowed myself. I will definitely order this on a regular basis. The service and dry ice packaging is superb as well. I’m in Florida, and the salmon arrived completely frozen. At present, I fix it in my Instant Pot and then brown it a bit on the stove. It’s perfect.
Sue (verified owner) –
So tasty! Merry Christmas to me and my brother with a delicious meal!
sand (verified owner) –
I’ve had this item before – and it is DE-licious! What I want to tell you though is how fabulous the delivery reach-out was for my latest order. Here’s what happened: my order was for only smoked products, and was not up to the “free shipping” threshold, so I “threw in” a frozen portion of salmon. An agent (can’t recall her name) reached out to me and explained how Lummi Island Wild would need to pack for that one small piece. I didn’t want them to have to do that, so I suggested that they add something else shelf-stable for this order. I suggested a bag of the salmon chowder, and she agreed. I ended up with two of the chowder bags which I have not tried as yet. Will definitely order again and again! You guys (and gals) are SO great!
Denise (verified owner) –
Delicious salmon, arrived frozen. Will be ordering again, supporting local business is so important.
Ed Badis (verified owner) –
Really was not that impressed with the salmon, unfortunately !
Sierra Montoya –
Hi Ed, We guarantee a great experience: If you don’t love your purchase, we’ll replace your seafood or refund your money – whichever you prefer. We will be reaching out to you to make this right.
Gayla Eastman (verified owner) –
Jane Picoult (verified owner) –
The salmon was ok but not as tasty as the Baker Island salmon I bought previously. Very disappointed in the halibut that was purchased last week. Very thin pieces and not anything like what I had purchased previously which were pieces that were thick and juicy. This halibut was all end pieces.
Bruce Gilbert (verified owner) –
I’ve enjoyed my King Salmon fillets so far. The portions are pretty small, but they taste better than what I can find in the grocery store in North Carolina and cook well. I am pleased with the delivery, and my purchase overall.
Eve Howard (verified owner) –
The portion is so, so, the taste pretty good. I’ve had better. Was sort of surprised it wasn’t tastier.
Anne Forbes (verified owner) –
I’m pleased that we have local organizers for a buying club so we can keep well stocked in frozen salmon portions. So easy to prepare and beyond wonderful to eat!
Anna Winkel Szczepanski (verified owner) –
I purchase Lumini Island products for my father for special occasions, and all of their products are of a high quality. However, he raves about the King Salmon. After he received his latest shipment he told me, “It tastes like I am eating it on the boat, right after it was caught.” And that is quite a feat because there is no catching of fresh salmon in Albuquerque, where he lives. Thanks for giving an old man a lot of happiness and his daughter a gift that I can feel good about–both because he loves it and the sustainable practices and small company feel of Lummi Island make it the best choice.
Ayesha Daver (verified owner) –
I am so happy with my purchase! My kids love their salmon simply seasoned and I love having the option of getting fresh wild fish delivered to me at an affordable price.
Apart from the excellent quality of the fish itself, I am blown away by their customer service. Due to an issue, my shipment was delayed. Lummi Island didn’t hesitate. They asked me to be safe rather than take a risk, and replaced my entire order. Can’t beat customer service like that and I will remain a loyal customer as a result.
MARYLYNN B PAPANEK (verified owner) –
U-m-m-m Good !!!
I haven’t eaten better Salmon … even in a restaurant
Bryce Perdomo (verified owner) –
Did not disappoint, delicious.
Karen (verified owner) –
My oder arriver partially thawed. The king salmon was pale and tasteless when cooked, and had a weird consistency,
Hi Karen, Thanks for reaching out to us with your feedback. We guarantee a great experience, so please look for our follow up. We’ll find out what went wrong here and make it right.
Ken Egan (verified owner) –
delicious, well-packaged, will be my “go-to” supplier.
Merlin (verified owner) –
Consistent and delicious salmon, will definitely order again.
The cuts of salmon were thick and delicious! They cooked up beautifully.
There was a problem with our first delivery but the customer service folks handled it promptly and professionally. We’ll definitely be buying from here again!
Jai Kalsy (verified owner) –
Absolutely Delicious! I will be ordering more!
Johnny Bear (verified owner) –
Best salmon I ever had. Meticulous packing and great delivery. Worth every penny and I’ll never have any other salmon.
Andrew B (verified owner) –
Everything from ordering to shipping to enjoying was A+
samuel bader (verified owner) –
BEST SALMON ON PLANET EARTH!!!
ROSALIE PROBASCO (verified owner) –
This was my first order to “sample” different types of fish you offer for sale in anticipation of increasing my seafood intake & becoming a regular long-term customer. I appreciate that your phone sales person was pleasant & helpful in suggesting the type of salmon to order based on my preferences. However, my final decision was based on the photos that are shown on your website. I enjoyed the clean taste of the salmon, but was disappointed that the individually wrapped portion of Coho I received was really very thin & nothing like what was pictured.
Kelly Rock (verified owner) –
Best salmon we have ever had!! Even the kids ate it!
Cecelia (verified owner) –
I am glad to be able to purchase wild king salmon – particularly since a visit to the grocery story is not an option. However, all 6 portions appeared to either be from a very small fish or from tail end. They were more consistent which helped with the cooking but it is very hard to cook something this thin
Maryann (verified owner) –
Absolutely delicious!!! It was moist, tender…..just perfect!
Beth Wynn –
I’ll reorder this fish because it’s difficult to buy fresh fish now. However, although the quality was good upset with the cut-the fish was very this and every piece was from the tail end-not at all what is pictured in your photo.
Hi Beth, Thanks for your feedback. We are focused on “ocean run” fish. This means we utilize the entire fish – including the tail section. Our goal is for you to experience a representative sampling of the whole fish. We’ll be reaching out to you to follow up.
PATRICIA PICKARD (verified owner) –
Fabulous. Just fabulous.
Heather Vogel Dowty (verified owner) –
Love this salmon. Will definitely order from you again!
Justin G (verified owner) –
We were pretty disappointed with the salmon. The fillets were incredibly thin and not like the picture which made them look like nicer cuts from the thicker section of the salmon. The fish tasted fine but the texture wasn’t pleasant and due to the thinness they are very difficult to cook to medium rare.
Hi Justin – We’ll be following up with you to see what went wrong here. Thank you for taking the time to let us know.
Maggie (verified owner) –
Fabulous! Thank you 🙂
ILENE Dietz (verified owner) –
The best as always. Will re-order
Julie Ogdon (verified owner) –
I was so excited to order from this highly rated company but I was disappointed in the King Salmon. Not one of the filets looked like the photos and the texture was unusual. The filets we received are very thin and not like any King I’ve ever had or seen.
Hi Julie – We’ll be reaching out to make this right. We are out on our Baker Spring King fishery now (they will be available here next week). Baker King fat context, flavor, and texture is unmatched – highly recommended!
Randy Clancy (verified owner) –
Incredibly delicious, and quick and seamless delivery – will definitely be ordering again. Thank you!
Pat Finnell (verified owner) –
Absolutely delicious. Further, this company was extremely prompt and gracious in handling a delivery issue which was resolved quickly. I will continue to do business with them and have already told others about them.
Bryan (verified owner) –
Salmon came as promised. Had good flavor, but frankly was too lean for us and was a bit thin as well. We are used to a bit more of a fatty salmon. Added oil to it the second time we had it and that helped. Still have a few to go, but probably wouldn’t but again. Sorry
Thanks for your feedback. For our highest fat content kings.. heads up we start working with Baker River Spring Kings at the end of this week. These are spectacular and an eating experience like no other. Thanks again
Sue Sell (verified owner) –
So wonderful to have. More now than ever! I’ve poached fillets, grilled and baked them. All delicious.
Lisa Heilman-Cozzalio (verified owner) –
Salmon is delicious; however, the shipping to CA is more expensive than the fish.
Sierra Montoya –
We offer free, 2-day shipping for orders over $99. Glad you are enjoying the Wild King Salmon portions!
Kimberly Heilman –
Brings the best taste of home to me here in Virginia!
Dave Minden –
Always love the salmon!
Liz (verified owner) –
Delicious salmon. Arrives promptly and well packaged.
WP Oliver (verified owner) –
Excellent fish, tasty and fresh.
Ramona divivo (verified owner) –
Best salmon ever!!
John (verified owner) –
Excellent fish! Excellent service! Top Quality all around. Thank you.
Is this salmon sushi grade/safe to eat as sushi? Thank you in advance!
Sierra Montoya –
Also check out our Reefnet Coho Salmon fillets, Baker Lake Sockeye fillets and portions or the Albacore Tuna medallions and loins for more delicious sashimi-grade fish!
Aleksey (verified owner) –