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Nixing farmed salmon

walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 08:47 AM

I've tried the fresh wild salmon at Costco and found the texture unappealing--rough is the way I describe it. A friend tells me there is a wild salmon that has a silkier texture but where do I find it in the Oakland/Lafayette area (assuming not to be found at Costco!)?

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    willyum RE: walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 08:53 AM

    What species of salmon did you have?

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    1. re: willyum
      walkoffdinner RE: willyum Feb 15, 2014 08:56 AM

      Sorry, I don't know.

    2. Robert Lauriston RE: walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 09:02 AM

      Try Berkeley Bowl.

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        walkoffdinner RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 15, 2014 09:15 AM

        Yes, of course. I guess I could just ask them for recs.

      2. daislander RE: walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 11:25 AM

        Wild fresh!? salmon now? It might be 'fresh' thawed? The only fresh salmon costco usually carrys is farmed. That is what that texture sounds like. Freezing can dry the meat out. Esp if done pre filleted or just frozen to long or not flash frozen,

        Love to hear you are supporting wild salmon!! Theres not going to be any if people keep supporting by buying farmed.

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          ML8000 RE: daislander Feb 15, 2014 01:41 PM

          Costco carries wild caught salmon (fresh?) when in season, at some locations. I've bought Coho and Copper River salmon from Costco in Richmond.

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          Alan408 RE: walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 11:42 AM

          Silkier texture means higher fat content ? If so, try local ocean caught king aka chinook salmon

          Season is Apr-May to Sep-Nov, depending on population estimate and location

          1. moto RE: walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 12:15 PM

            best way to enjoy fresh, wild salmon is to embrace its seasonality and accept that it isn't available year 'round.

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