Pink SalmonOncorhynchus gorbuscha
This is the big salmon—at least in terms of volume. In a good summer, more than 200 million Pink salmon will return to the rivers and streams of North America. In terms of size though, Pinks are the smallest of the five species of Pacific salmon, averaging just 3 pounds a piece.
An economical choice for a variety of recipes, Pinks are great for roasting or grilling and are commonly available in convenient cans and pouches. With less oil than other salmon, Pinks have a delicate favor and light, rosy pink-colored flesh with a tender texture similar to trout.