Coho Salmon, also known as Silver salmon, are the last salmon to arrive each summer around Kodiak Island. While some early cohos arrive in late June, the run gains strength in mid-August and often continues until late September. Coho Salmon are a large bright silver fish with an average weight from 6 – 12 lbs and occasionally topping out at over 30 lbs. In the Kodiak area, Cohos are caught in nets by both salmon seiners and beach seiners, then they are iced and delivered to the processing plants in town.
Coho fillets are firm with a mild, pleasing flavor that is perfect for grilling, smoking, or baking. Coho salmon is popular in restaurants for its versatility and compared to other salmon, coho fillets are reasonably priced and adapt well to a variety of different recipes and cooking styles.
You can find several different recipes for cooking salmon on our recipe page. Follow this link for suggestions, Kodiak Fish Market Recipes. Plan on cooking one half pound of fillets per person for a main course. For a simple and easy, but delicious way to cook salmon try the following:
Lay fillet skin side down on aluminum foil
Top with lemon slices and onion slices
Salt and pepper to taste
Close foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 375 degrees or place the fillet in the barbeque for ten minutes until done.
The fillet will change color from red to pink when done and will be flaky and tender.