Pink Salmon Gains Popularity

OK, ALL YOU Northwest fish snobs. It’s time to stop sneering at pink salmon.

Once considered ugly-bumpkin cousins to glamorous sockeye and kings, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, or pinks, are transcending their traditional $2-a-can destiny to debut as the new, eco-friendly, sustainable darlings.

Carefully caught in solar-powered reef nets off Lummi Island and handled with kid gloves, these shimmering beauties are showing up on the menus of locavore restaurants such as Taste, Toscana and Poppy. (Heads turn, whispers overheard: Who is that sweet young thing?)

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