Wild Ivory King Salmon 6-ounce portions

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Wild Ivory King Salmon are the fishermen’s choice. Ask a salmon fishermen what their favorite salmon is and our line-caught ivory king salmon are it. According to fishermen and the Southeast Alaskan locals, Ivory King Salmon have a silky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth flavor—even more so than our red king salmon. Succulent, these ivory king salmon are a treat. They’re also known as white king salmon.


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What’s special about our Alaska Gold ivory king salmon portions…

  • Ivory King Salmon, also known as White King Salmon, are the “Fisherman’s Choice”–talk to any of our fishermen-owners and they’ll all say ivory king salmon are the finest salmon in the sea if not the finest fish in the sea
  • White king salmon tend to have a more buttery flavor and suppler texture than red king salmon
  • The six-ounce portions are slightly smaller than the 8-ounce red king salmon portions we also offer

Roughly, only 5% of king salmon taken are white king salmon, otherwise known as ivory salmon. Certain river systems produce more white king salmon than other rivers. Ivory king salmon used to be shunned by supermarket customers as the very pale white flesh doesn’t display well in the case, but chefs learned from those in the field that the flavor of ivory king salmon is truly special because of the higher concentrations of healthy oils that accumulate in the ivory king salmon. Because of the oiliness, we recommend serving with more acid flavors. One example might be a pasta with capers that always pair well with fish high in oil content. Ivory king salmon also sautés really well. Just as with the rest of our fish, the Alaska Gold Seafood maxim applies: “Minimal seasonings required, tastes clean like the sea.”

Our poached ivory king salmon recipe is the perfect way to prepare this special salmon.

In the old days, when fishermen hand-trolled on 18-foot vessels rigged with oar and sale and the troll line was made of cotton and fishermen slept under tarps on the bow, fish buyers didn’t even buy ivory king salmon. So Fishermen would keep the white king salmon for themselves.

* Theories abound for the reason behind the pale coloring of ivory king salmon, but we now are pretty sure that this coloration comes from an inability to metabolize pigments due to a missing enzyme. So, it’s a king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), just like the red king salmon that we sell. This genetic variation is one of nature’s clever tricks for strengthening the stock of a wild species.


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  1. Lori Cruz

    Too funny 🙂 I’m in Georgia too! Imagine my shock. Mouth hanging open. What are the odds? 😀 Never ordered before. Thinking of getting an order for Thanksgiving.

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  2. Ann


    Went to Alaska last August 2017.
    Came away changed by the spirit and beauty of it all. I have been trying to recapture the sense of awe. Nowhere could I find the Salmon I fell in love with. King is just not available here in Florida! So, I got on line and googled!!! When I took my first bite of my White King, I almost cried. I have never had White. I am a true Sea Bass lover and pay plenty when I can find it. Just outrageous! The service, quality and product is perfect. Thank You so much Alaska Gold! Love the fact it’s caught on line by local fisherman. I will reorder.

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ivory king salmon nutrition

These are skin-on, boneless white king salmon portions. Each are 6 ounces and individually vacuum-sealed. Because they are hand-cut, the portions might be between 5 and 7 ounces. In a 5-pound box, you should receive between 12 and 15 portions, most likely 13 or 14. In a 10-pound box, double that.