King salmon is the king of the salmon, and in more than one way. While certainly the largest of the salmon (the world record was 126 lbs!), it is also considered by many to be the most delicious. The soft and flaky flesh has a pleasant mild salmon taste and a luscious rich, almost buttery, flavor. If you love king, mine is the best.
Some seasons we catch lots of kings and some seasons we catch very few. It's a species who's numbers naturally rise and fall. If we do not catch enough king we may substitute coho (a similar taste) at a rate of 1:1.5––meaning, if you ordered 10 lbs. king and we run short, we may send you 15 pounds coho. Alternatively, we may be able to offer you bone in king salmon portions. In short, if you order king salmon, we may ask you to be flexible if the run is smaller than expected.
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Jan. 1 - Nov. 11
Your seafood will ship to your doorstep via FedEx Ground or Express, depending on where you live. Expect your seafood Dec. 10 - 14, 2018 (In time for a seafood Christmas feast, or a gift!). This page details shipping rates: https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping
I offer my king in boneless portions only. Because kings are large, fillets tend to be impractically massive. Even the portions are larger than sockeye or coho––about 1 lb. each, but as small as 0.75 lbs. or as large as 2 lbs. each.
For convenience and to avoid confusion, I now only offer boneless king. I pull the pin bones by hand which results in a lovely and uniquely hand crafted fillet. My deboned king is generally 80-95% boneless with one or two pin bones sometimes remaining in the collar area of the fillet. The tail portion is naturally mostly or totally boneless.
I vacuum seal my salmon in heavy 5mm bags to avoid broken seals and freezer burn. virtually all other seafood is vacuum sealed in 4mm or lighter bags. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for 12 months or more.
NOTICE (Updated 10.27.18)While we have sent out red/brown king crab in the past, this year we're sending golden king crab. They are a little smaller with a rich golden/orange color...
NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER SHARES FROM MULTIPLE SEASONAL CATCHES, PLEASE PLACE THOSE ORDERS SEPARATELY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'D LIKE BOTH THE FALL CATCH AND THE SPRING CATCH, COMPILE...
NOTE: Due to a hectic sockeye season, we switched to coho for our smoked salmon. Coho is just as delicious, if not more so, than sockeye––I know you will love it....