Wild BC Chum (Keta) Salmon
Wild Chum (Keta) salmon offers a milder and more delicate flavour has a pink to medium red flesh colour.
Common: Chum Salmon
Market Name: Keta salmon, dog salmon, chub, calico salmon
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus keta
The tail has no spots, but does have silver streaks covering about half of the fin. The caudal peduncle is narrow. Male chum salmon develop large "teeth" during spawning, which resemble canine teeth. This many explain the nickname dog salmon.
The flesh won't hold its shape as well as chinook or sockeye, so barbecuing this fish whole or in steaks is your best shot at success. Jenice Yu suggestes using a spatula to do the flipping, and doing it cautiously. Add flavour with herbs, garlic or your favourite sauce.