John Yi (Eat Fish, Live Longer) was selling Copper River salmon fillets at $26.99/pound this morning at the Reading Terminal Market.
The fishmonger swore it was Chinook (King) rather than sockeye. I’m not so sure, given that Alaska Fish & Game’s Commercial Division reports that for the first two days of the season (May 14 and 18), a total of 116,000 sockeye and fewer than 3,000 Chinook were landed. An additional day was scheduled for this past Thursday.
I’ll give it the taste test tonight. I like sockeye, too, but the CRS Chinook is awesome.