Salmon is a favorite fish for many reasons. Its distinctive red flesh and tender texture is enjoyed from raw to rare to well-done at every meal of the day - especially around Easter, where it plays a role in many traditional Easter menus. While salmon lovers can agree that their favorite fish is delicious, there are actually a number of distinguishing characteristics among the many salmon varieties. From King Salmon to Sockeye, let’s break them down.

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The fact is that Americans love salmon. Its flavor and versatility is so appreciated that for most of the past decade, salmon remains the third most frequently consumed seafood product in the country. Furthermore, the average American eats about two pounds of salmon every year. Farmed or wild caught, FultonFishMarket.com prides itself on delivering on the best tasting salmon to your table. Our stringent sourcing standards, quality guidelines, and inspection processes ensure that whether its wild-caught or farmed, whole or filleted - you’ll be satisfied with your salmon selection.

Farmed Atlantic Salmon
Fulton Prime Hiddenfjord Salmon
Atlantic Scottish Salmon
Ora King Salmon

Wild Caught Salmon
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
Alaskan King Salmon
Copper River Salmon

Farmed Atlantic Salmon

Our varieties of farm raised salmon come from aquatic farming operations that adhere to the strictest of quality standards. Farm raised salmon typically has a higher fat content than its wild counterparts, and as such, has more heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The higher fat content also lends itself to many cooking preparations.

Fulton Prime Hiddenfjord Salmon

Hiddenfjord SalmonThis variety of salmon comes to the market from Denmark’s Faroe Islands. This high-quality farmed selection is known as Fulton’s Prime because, not only is it subtle and sweet-flavored, but its delicate, tender flesh is free from antibiotics and GMO feed. 

Flavor: Light, Sweet
Mouthfeel: Firm, Tender, Moist
Preparation: Bake, broil, grill, poach, or pan sear


Atlantic Scottish Salmon

Hiddenfjord SalmonOur farmed Atlantic salmon hails from Scotland, where strong currents and cold water result in strong, fatty fish that are delicate and tender. In fact, Scottish salmon has become so popular among Americans – for good reason – that the US is the largest export market for Scottish farmed salmon.

Flavor: Milder than Hiddenfjord
Mouthfeel: Firm, Tender, Moist - although slightly less so than Hiddenfjord
Preparation: Bake, broil, grill, or pan sear


Ora King Salmon

Ora King SalmonIf you are looking for a higher oil content which results in a more robust flavor, try our Ora King salmon. You’ll appreciate how its savory flavor is rounded out with a uniquely buttery texture.

Flavor: Rich, Buttery
Mouthfeel: Tender, Meaty, Less Moist than Hiddenfjord and Atlantic
Preparation: Bake, broil, grill, poach, or pan sear




Wild Caught Salmon

Wild caught salmon is praised for its intense, bright red flesh. Although leaner than farm raised varieties, wild salmon asserts itself with a savory, complex taste that must be cooked carefully to avoid drying out. Please note that several of our wild-caught salmon varieties are out of stock for a few more weeks.


Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Alaskan Sockeye SalmonOur sockeye salmon from Alaska has deep red flesh; in fact, its name originates from the indigenous word “Suk-Kegh” which translates to “Red Fish.” Very lean with a much lower fat content than some of the farmed salmon varieties, sockeye salmon holds up beautifully to grilling.

Flavor: Rich
Mouthfeel: Lean, Less Fatty than King and Copper River
Preparation: Grill


Alaskan King Salmon

Alaskan Sockeye SalmonOur Alaskan King Salmon, or Chinook salmon, is among the largest of the salmon species. Known for its large size and flavorful dark red flesh, it boasts a robust, buttery flavor and soft texture.

Flavor: Robust
Mouthfeel: Fatty, Decadent
Preparation: Bake, broil, grill, pan sear, or poach


Copper River Salmon

Copper River SalmonCopper River Salmon comes from frigid Alaskan waters, in which a wealth of natural food sources produces a nutty and a full-bodied flavored fish. These salmon store extra fat during their 300-mile journey from the ocean, which contributes to their moistness.

Flavor: Nutty, Rich
Mouthfeel: Firm, Very Fatty
Preparation: Bake, broil, grill, pan sear, or poach


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No matter what salmon variety you choose, we are confident that you will be satisfied with your selection because we believe that all salmon varieties are the best varieties. We stand behind our offering of fresh salmon selections – and all of the other delicious seafood products – on Shop.FultonFishMarket.com.