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Like the title says, got a couple questions about the fish I just caught...

Firstly, is there anyway to confirm what type of fish this is? 'Ordinary salmon' or 'trout salmon'?

Lastly, does it differ much in taste from 'ordinary' salmon? I want to search for some good Salmon recipes but I want to be sure I'm looking at the right recipes for the right fish.


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I've had Salmon Trout. They are a pink fleshed trout, that mimics the flavour of Salmon somewhat.

My favourite preparation is to do it as a Yerevan Trout. Essentially Roast the fish filets, prepare the sauce - Lemon, Butter, Capers, Artichokes, and any pan juice you can get. Serve beside your favourite rice.

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trout and salmon are from the same family, so it makes sense that there are some types of trout that are more similar to salmon. – Manako Nov 8 '10 at 14:54
They're relatively common in the great lakes, where Salmon has been stocked for years. I'm wondering if it's a natural hybrid. – Chris Cudmore Nov 8 '10 at 20:18

"Salmon Trout" or "Trout Salmon"? I've never heard of "Trout Salmon", but trout and salmon are closely related fish. It looks like Salmon Trout could just be another name for Rainbow Trout, so you should probably be looking at trout recipes instead of salmon recipes. "Trout" usually refers to a freshwater fish that lives in lakes and streams, where "salmon" usually refers to a saltwater fish that migrates into freshwater to breed. Culinarily speaking, "trout" is a smaller fish with white flesh, and "salmon" is larger, with pink flesh.

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Fish common names vary (sometimes TOO much) from place to place.

Salmon Trout is usually Salvelinus fontinalis

The name usually comes from the meat color, but be aware that it is mainly a product of the little beast diet, and not genetically conditioned. So, depending on the habitat you may find fontinalis more or less "salmon-like".

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or this:

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